Film Screening: PUBLIC TRUST
Join me between August 20-22 to watch “Public Trust,” a new documentary about threatened public lands produced by Robert Redford and Patagonia. You’ll be invited to an exclusive early virtual screening, and everyone who signs up will receive a free archival 8 x 10 inch print of “Golden Buttes,” one of my paintings inspired by one of these tracts of threatened public land, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. RSVP to this free event by using the button below by 19 August, and please include your shipping address!
In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through three heated conflicts—a national monument in the Utah desert, a proposed mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.
Stay tuned for upcoming Instagram Live conversations about how we can all make good use of public lands, these magical tracts of wilderness that we depend on for our livelihood and salvation.
LATEST WORK: Saving Grand Staircase-Escalante
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At thirty-one I took myself to Paris for my birthday on a whim. I ate at a restaurant called The Thirty-five and vowed to share this complex world through vivid art and design that reflects the experience and sophistication of a modern, self-assured, global professional. I merge cultural and environmental themes, and transplant them onto walls and into wardrobes, to inspire beyond the frame. Learn about my inspiration and techniques on the Projet Blog, then purchase your favorites in the Objet Shop. Query wholesale options by contacting me here. If you are a business looking for multimedia creative story-telling services, see my essays and photo portfolio at www.anartisanatlife.com.
In Paris, at thirty-one, I was living internationally but looking for a way to push my creativity beyond the bureaucratic tasks I "should" do. I had been living at intersections of cultures whose histories were foreign to me. Little by little, I began reinterpreting this international experience visually for people who wanted to be inspired daily and who wanted to spark conversations with their unique art collection. Why? Because art is impact. It is the perfectly visceral medium to celebrate and question our role as stewards of humanity and the earth. It is how we spark our own inner foundry of creativity to make a difference.
To share a snapshot of my process:
Inspiration: Much of my inspiration comes from nature, architecture, or cultural motifs. You can explore those sources and find out the stories behind my work on my Projet page.
Art: From there, I work in oil and mixed media to create truly unique artwork. I love capturing the essence of a place beyond the visual, through abstracted oil paintings. Lately I've been working with layers to capture those links between us humans and our world that we often forget about, through mixed media.
Design: Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my work with you. I encourage you to explore my Design line, for which I create scarves from my abstract paintings along with one-of-a-kind accessories that are, themselves, art.
For wholesale, retail, or workshop opportunities, please contact me here.