National Park Tour 2013

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I recently went on a little cross country backpacking tour with my sweetie to gain a little inspiration and tap into that vast lure of the American wilderness. We got to encounter the majestic Badlands, Black Hills, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and Arches. Here’s just a snippet of my favorite landscape photographs.

Rabbit Island

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When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life.

Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn’t to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this?

Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal.

-Eckhart Tolle

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I had the pleasure of getting to go to Rabbit Island located in Lake Superior with a remarkable group of high school students. Here are a few photos I took of of the landscape. We spent a good deal of time identifying flowers, birds, and admiring the ancient mosses that grow there. Not to mention all the time we spent giggling, teaching classes on burrito folding, and learning how to hone our art skills.  If you don’t know about Rabbit Island, you can read a New York Times article about the island here.

Ethan, Prince of the Ocean

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Here’s a few progress images from a recent commission for baby Ethan’s room. The theme was “under the sea” and I have to say it was really fun to get to be so playful.

Print Store!

 

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I’m excited to announce the opening of my very own online store! As of right now I have readily available prints at affordable prices. I am just starting this thing out so there may be some changes as I go, but right now there are open ended prints up for sale, but I am actively working toward a few limited edition print runs, so keep your eyes peeled! Thanks for your support, I really can’t do it without you.

 

The Beginning

I recently had this very website put together by the beautiful and the brilliant Andrea Napeirkowski of CurlyHost LLC and am so grateful to her for her patience, talent and communication. Thank you Andrea for helping me move forward in my work and for giving me a beautiful frame in which to shine.

I’m going to put up a few posts that are old, to build up a little bit of the history of my art making and travels over the past five months. It’s been kind of an epic summer, and I’m excited to share what I’ve been seeing, thinking about, and moved by, and hopefully how it translates into my work. That is my hope for what this blog will become; a lens that you may get a glimpse of what it is I see.

Thank you for taking the time to scroll through and make it all the way to this; the beginning. Feel free to be in contact. Christinamrozik ( a t ) gmail ( d o t ) com.

Warm regards,

Christina