Statement for the Nest:
First, there was the Deer. A painting that was inspired by an incident that involved a deer that was shot on my property, and the subsequent months that followed, watching the animal return to the earth. When only fur was left, I collected some, but left most of it. The day after I collected the fur, a giant oak tree fell on where the body once rested. Months later, in early spring, the pandemic had started and I spent more than a month inside. Scared. Finally, I forced myself to go outside and explore the woods. And that is when I found it. A bird had made a nest out of deer fur! The Deer’s fur. This piece was inspired by the feelings I had at that moment of discovery.
Using a variety of techniques, I create artworks that explore themes of natural history, historical occurrence, memory, and cycles. My materials are found and handmade—my most precious material is my grandmother’s antique jewelry that I crush and use to make handmade watercolors. This piece also includes rubies, emeralds, 24k gold, deer fur, geodes, and glass.
View the piece in action on youtube: https://youtu.be/1aG3WBkRUIk
Invest in Yourself
The time you spend on exercising/walking/hiking. It’s not wasted. It’s actually an investment in your mental health. It pays you off with a lot of creative ideas.
Had a country road trip & tour after a long time. Gosh I need that. It rejuvenated my spirit & energy.
And i will continue to take driving pictures of the sky ☁️ even if i almost crash
Death doesnt scare me
Capturing the beauty of the natural✨ is always worth it