Ink on carved basswood
My spirit was renewed while eating dinner with my parents beside a shining Japanese maple (momiji). I experienced gratitude and renewal that the pandemic cannot deny.
“Even when life is a whirlwind of difficulty, gratitude and thanksgiving bring relief like water to the parched land, and family brings renewal.” Gretchen uses wood as a canvas itself for painting, carving, and wood-burning. Her passion is guided by intuition and a profound sense of gratitude. Gretchen received her bachelors in Studio Art at Whitman, graduating with Distinction. She’s guided by the neuroscience of “flow” states and the mindful art-making process. Gretchen’s been Artist in Residence at Boise First Congregational United Church of Christ since 2017. For Gretchen, art is a spiritual practice she brings to others as well.