A Love Letter to the Palouse
The Palouse makes me feel like I’m in a movie; living in a picture perfect scene. Some of my fondest memories will always be getting off the night shift and grabbing a coffee before going to see the sunrise with my best friends. I’ve driven out day and night just to be in the Palouse as much as possible, to see it from every angle at every time of day; and no matter how many times I do it never gets old. Every time I come back with pictures to show and stories to tell, and in the background of it all are rolling hills of every color.
This is all to say that I really like it here. The people I’ve met, the experiences I’ve had, and the awe inspiring views that have encompassed the last five years of my life have all been part & parcel of my evolution as an artist. I can identify within myself the same cycles of change that I’ve witnessed in the landscape over the course of days, months, and years.
In this body of work, I’ve used the aspects of design and digital process that I enjoy most—simple shapes & precise color choice—to chart those changes and craft a visual love letter to the Palouse.
Daily Cycles | Breathe in, Breathe out.
calendar YEAR | Slowly but SURELY.
"do more of that!"
After two months of churning out pieces, the cork board across from my desk looked like something out of a true crime documentary. I had so many ideas that I didn’t know what to do with them, and they all blurred together. After explaining my concept to one of my mentors, she pointed to a single image on the wall and said that piece held all the same feelings she got from my words. That piece would eventually become the first in the Cycles series, Rise.
Her exact words at the end of the meeting were "do more of that" - and I have!