All Nine Legs brings together seven artists from around the country, over several generations, and across diverse media. These painters, sculptors, writers, and composers first met in snow-covered Wyoming and found, as they watched the world turn white through the windows, that they all shared an interest in storytelling. In their own way, each artist tells a story that becomes part of a larger narrative for how we all cross paths, spend time together, and time apart—but are all, as we are telling our own tales, also telling part of a much grander story.
My work is about escaping and vanishing. I illustrate these ideas through exploring the relationship of birds and cages. The birds are outlines, shadows or silhouettes without features that may identify them to the earthbound viewer. I use monoprint techniques with an emphasis on layering the backgrounds with dyes and modified inks.
Barbara's monoprints are on display at the Kirkland Performance Center through the end of December.
Brooke's art practice currently consists of working on an ongoing body of plein-air oil paintings (executed on site) that she uses to inform her larger studio pieces. With a mixture of both the overlooked urban spaces and the rural picturesque landscape, these scenes are inspired by her affinity for strong linear compositions, images that recede into the distance, and a wonder for what lies beyond. Brooke is a prolific artist who is constantly captivated by her immediate surroundings and first hand experiences that provoke in her an insatiable desire to capture them and turn them into pai