I am a lifelong Michigan resident and I have lived and worked in Ann Arbor for the past 30 years. I hold a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to practicing and exhibiting my work, I am the founder and director of trustArt studios and Barickuda Gallery. (trustArtstudios.com).
I work in large and small scale, incorporating various combinations of found and collected objects, my photographs, and encaustic painting techniques. My creative process is greatly influenced by taking a closer look at my environment and the objects within it. The Midwest landscape and lifestyle strongly resonate in my imagery and materials.
under his eye, 2019
Electroformed Copper, Glass, Silverplate, Velvet, Vintage Items
I am a collector of material and images that capture my attention and pique my curiosity, from the extraordinary to the mundane. In my work, I strive to create synergy between the content, the materials and the process by which I compose them.
From my background in metalsmithing, I work with passion and regard for fine craftsmanship, and consideration for the content and inspiration found in the materials themselves, from their aesthetic qualities to the intrinsic meaning they may carry. I utilize these materials and images to fuel content and provide structure in my work.
Encaustic Photo Transfer, Vintage Cleaver, Wood, Gold Leaf
The content and imagery in my work is often drawn from themes of nature, nostalgia, memory, growth/decay, tension/harmony, and the female experience.
I approach my work with purpose and deliberation, but also with an organic, intuitive unfolding as the primary creative force, building relationships between the materials and imagery I choose to express my ideas to the viewer.
An expression of the overwhelming roles of womanhood made from vintage kitchen items and appliances.
CURRENT PROGRAMS & EVENTS
SECOND SATURDAY SESSIONS in 2023
We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our free Second Saturday Session programming for WCA members in 2023. Please mark your calendars!
Exclusive WCA member links will arrive in your inbox the week of each program. No registration is required unless otherwise indicated. All of the programs are free for WCA members and are a $200 value for your membership. All programs will be recorded and accessible to WCA members via the WCA membership portal.
Do you have friends who might be interested in our programs? Invite them to join us. Non-members may sign up for most programs for a $20 registration fee. Registration will open later in December via the Program page on our website. All registration fees will go towards paying for future WCA programming.
Questions? Contact Laura Morrison, Progam Chair at laura.morrison@nationalwca.
WCA Art Book Club
Host: Laura Morrison, WCA Programming Chair
The WCA Art Book Club was formed to foster understanding of women in the arts and their contributions. Books are chosen by WCA members and discussed bi-monthly via Zoom. Full schedule is coming soon!
No need to register! All current WCA Members will be sent a zoom link via email the week Art Book Club meets.
We are looking for co-hosts! If you enjoy leading book club discussions or would like to recommend a book, contact Laura Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Selection: Wed, May 10, 2023
8 pm Eastern / 7 Central / 6 Mountain / 5 Pacific
WALK THROUGH WALLS: A MEMOIR” by Marina Abramovic
The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story—a 12-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe—a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China.
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month: 3 LatinX Poets Writing At The Intersections of Identity and Empowerment You Should Read Now
From September 15 to October 15, we honor National Hispanic American Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions of LatinX poets. Their moving verses have set the standard for poetic activism, keeping readers informed and engaged. The words of these wise scribes often reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Latinx experience, exploring themes of identity, heritage, resilience, and spirituality. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month here are three standout LatinX poets you should know.
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MISSION & PURPOSE
The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art,
education, and social activism
We are committed to:
- recognizing the contributions of women in the arts
- providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development
- expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women
- supporting local, national, and global art activism
- advocating for equity in the arts for all
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
WCA is a networking organization for women in the arts.
Women's Caucus for Art
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New York, NY 10013
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