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Check out the features in
Epiphany Magazine March 2023
Inside Sacramento Feb 2021
Comstock's Magazine June 2020
Dream Broad Magazine Summer 2020
Submerge Magazine Issue 184:
Sacramento Bee August 2016
or some Sacramento News & Review mentions:
Sink or Swim 09/10
Alpha Art 02/12
Odd Women 06/14
[Not] Your Grandma's Style 10/15
To see work in person in the Southern California or surrounding areas, you can find select pieces in La Quinta at ARTIZE GALLERY. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly. Click the image to know more
51351 Avenida Bermudas
La Quinta, CA 92253
Open Wed - Sat 10am - 4pm
Did you know I co-own a fine art bookstore, too? Amatoria Fine Art Books in midtown Sacramento is the ONLY art bookstore in the region. Most bookstores have an art section, we have 1200 square feet of nothing but books on the arts. Tap the logo to check us out...
I love California. And while I love and admire the work of landscape and seascape painters, I've never considered myself one. My work is mainly about the body. What it means to inhabit a body, and what it means to inhabit the body of the earth. For this project, conceived and completed under the guidelines of the Seeding Creativity grant, I wanted to see if I could house my love of California in the same body of work as this concept of human connectivity to nature. Caliscape was born of that marriage.
My plan was to travel the state, explore the various regional environments that make it up, and make work based on who and what I saw there. Weather prevented me from taking as many trips as I would have liked, so I thought about making art based on what those regions of the state are known for. When I did finally begin to travel, I found my ideas shifting on-site. I was still driven by a desire to explore the biodiversity of people, plants, and animals of California, but vineyards were not what I loved most about growing up in Sonoma County. It was the creek, overgrown rutted dirt alleys bursting with wild roses and sugar snap peas, the way towering redwoods make you quiet, climbing twisted oaks, it was eating blackberries right off the bush. It felt riotously green, and spilling over, and that the wild is only barely held back from civilization, but never completely restricted. That we inhabit this place, and this place inhabits us became my conceptual guide. I wanted to sit in those spaces and let it show me where the love really lies.
California is an undulating, windblown, sunbaked, abundant, rainbow-splattered marvel of wild places. To be honest, I may have set an impossible task for myself. After all, the Mojave Desert is different from the Colorado Desert, and even more so at different times of year. In that way I don't know if I could possibly have succeeded. But I hope to share my reverence. Maybe if we can see ourselves as part of this wonderment, it becomes worth the inconvenience of working to protect and preserve it. Maybe it is a gift to be trusted to do so.
JANUARY GUEST SPEAKER LAURELIN GILMORE: