My work stems from an interest in poetry -- specifically in how to reveal universal emotions through a narrative both imagined and autobiographical. I create gestures that acknowledge sorrow alongside fortitude and embrace magical realism and abstraction. I am influenced by the marine wilderness and mysticism of the Pacific Northwest. My work comes out of this palette and culture; this constant awareness of water in the air; this belief in the enigmatic. Using the vocabulary and processes of printmaking, drawing and collage, I reflect on the natural and intrapersonal world I inhabit, and where my memory and current experience collide.

Read an interview with Kelda here.