Kristen is an artist and designer in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Their painting practice includes collaboration with natural materials such as earth pigments and plant dyes, non-toxic binders and raw, unprimed surfaces. Using paints they create mindfully and patiently from these materials, their whole practice from start to finish is a meditation on bringing subtle experiences such as fleeting emotions and memories into physical form. A peaceful visual language of simple shapes and colors is expressed from this. Their process is most influenced by nature, spiritual contemplation, and minimalism. Kristen is also the founder of Worthwhile Paper, writes a Substack about creative practice, and runs a community gallery space.
This piece is from Kristen's ETA34 collection, Late Summer Patterns.