Activism as Art

Olympic Mountains

If you know me then you know I have a knack for traversing emotional landscapes, most of the time gracefully and sometimes not so gracefully (I take pride in my imperfect humanness). My art comes from a place of vulnerability and passion that is greatly influenced by the natural landscapes of environment. For this reason, and so many more, I reside in an ecologically diverse and remote community where I have access to the magnificence of nature on a daily basis.  I pull my art from the places both within and without and I believe the two are synonymous; human relationship to the outer environment is a reflection to the inner environment of the emotional and physical self.

 

Eagle

When I paint I often imagine dancing between the two, the body and the earth. Or one…the earth. Whichever way you look at it. Respect for the natural world is of great importance to me. Abuse to humans, animals, or biological regions raises my blood pressure like nothing else. We are all on this planet together and there is no tolerance for carelessness of life. We must continue to grow together and learn to respect our self, one another, and the habitats we reside within. We need to be good humans and treat all living things with reverence.