Savage Mountain Art & Design
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Savage Mountain Art & Design

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Visual Art – Atlanta, GA

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but raised in the comparative wilderness of Sewanee, Tennessee where I developed an affinity for wildlife and the natural world, which took root in my artwork. In high school, I began studying ecology in earnest, and attended the Chewonki Semester School in Wiscasset, Maine, where I solidified my interest in the subject. In college, I dabbled in every artistic medium offered, but was particularly fond of drawing and printmaking. I loved the reproducibility, and the challenge of achieving precision and control in the naturally unpredictable process of printing. Influenced by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Walton Ford, and Nancy Diessner, I graduated from Bowdoin College in 2017 with a degree in both Biology and Visual Arts. With that, I possessed an unshakable drive to explore the intersection of the two subjects and the relationship between humans and nature. I currently live and work in Atlanta and continue to grapple with the perceived divide between humans and nature in my artistic practices. I believe that we construct our humanness—our culture, society, and civility. My work examines what it is to strip ourselves of this "Humanness” or, at the very least, to deconstruct it. I seek to understand the most fundamental essence of the human self by acknowledging the animal self. When do the two collide, clash, overlap, or become the same? One of my current goals as a young artist in Atlanta, is to make art accessible to all, and thought of as something innately human, rather than a commodity available only to the elite. I have found that printmaking allows me to share my art and appreciation for the natural world with the most people, so much of my work now involves converting my drawings into silkscreens and prints. ...more