Kathleen McCloud, Fire Sets the Seed, 2021
"My paintings, print-based paper constructions and collages are open ended narratives where current events, history and mythology converge. In 2016 during a water rights themed residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, I focused on environmental issues on the lower Santa Fe River which flows by my home in La Cieneguilla. it was then that I realized that the river, the cottonwoods and the layered history of the place I call home is a microcosm of the complexity and challenges of life on earth at this time.
"I am working with what is rooted, what is uncertain, patterns of connection and the chaos that accompanies change. It is an epic narrative that restores me to the web of life and cycles back out into the world in the form of mixed media art works." - Kathleen McCloud
Rebecca Haines, Fire Sets the Seed, 2021
Rebecca Haines (born Wyoming, 1968) received an A.A. from Colorado Institute of Art in 1991, and a B.F.A. from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2000. She spent more than 15 years working as the director of galleries in Colorado, California, and New Mexico, and now works as a professional artist full-time. Haines is represented by galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She mixes oil paint and grease markers to shape her dream-like and highly spiritual fauna on wood surfaces, using mark-making and abstract color choices to represent the animal’s essence. Rebecca Haines currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.