What I Wouldn’t Do

I Am showing a set of photographs at PNCA in the MFA Gallery on the second floor. I’m not sure how much longer they’ll be up. Please come by and take a look. What I Wouldn’t Do MFA Gallery Second Floor 511 NW Broadway Portland OR  

Racehl Hines, In the Studio with Duplex Gallery

Great Rachel Hines interview with Duplex Gallery. One day I went into my studio, order filled with anxiety and emotion. I couldn’t process my feelings verbally or visually, malady so in a frustrated moment, I began to scribble. The racing thoughts made my hand work very quickly and fervently. I worked with my right hand […]


I’m on winter break and having trouble with feeling like I’m accomplishing much. I might have to just block myself from Facebook. It’s pointless and it’s just eating what precious time I have. I might try to start up a daily blog practice this year. I have so much to write, it might be a […]

Group Exhibition Nov 6 2014 at PNCA

Please join PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program for a group exhibition in the Future Forward Gallery on PNCA’s main campus at 1241 NW Johnson Street.Participating Artists: Trish Brownlee, check Judith Hochman, Victoria Moran, Liz Randall, Alanna Risse, Lesley Silvia, Gerardo Vargas, Jereme Westom, Amanda WilcoxCurated by: Linden HowOpening Reception: Thursday, November 6th, 6-8pmFuture Forward Gallery at PNCA1241 NW […]


I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs […]


We’re swimming in vegetables right now. It’s just that time of year in Portland. It’s a see of abundance, as long as you love beets, kale, chard, and zucchini… Lots and lots of zucchini. And so I’ve decided to start a food cart called “Special Beet Service” and will specialize in veggies, especially beets. All […]

Breath in, Breath out

The second summer intensive session for my Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is officially over. I have exactly one year until I graduate. I am moved out of the studio and all my stuff is piled up around the house. I’m exhausted and my stomach hates me for all the abuse it’s endured over the […]

we’re all stars

There is one week left of my program’s annual 8 week summer intensive. I’m hot, grumpy, and grumpy. And I’m grumpy. This morning, as I was walking out the door, my dog grabbed my skirt with her teeth and tried to pull me back in. I miss her. I feel like a burden. I love […]

Friday Happy Hour at the studio

Happy Hour Time! Join us this Friday, June 20th for the first PNCA Low-Residency MFA in visual studies happy hour of the summer. Come check out my summer studio space and see what I’ve been up to. Happy Hour will be from 5pm to 6:30 at the Stephens Studio Buildings (NOTE: not the main campus […]


I’m so tired. I’m barely functioning. And I have so much to do this week. I just want to curl up in a ball and go to sleep. But to school I must. I think I’ll stop by the gym and get a few minutes of hot tub time in. I love that there’s a […]

Forging and throwing

I’m spending time in the ceramics and metal studios, learning new skills and rekindling old ones. The forging is great, and so hard on my body. I couldn’t chop dinner my wrist was so sore from pound metal into shapes. I’m loving it though. I’ll bring a wrist brace next time.

Break from the book of face

Facebook has turned ono a big procrastination tool. Now I’m all for procrastination, as long as it is productive. Facebook has turned into an addiction with little pay off. I still think there is value in it. I feel more connected to friends I might otherwise never hear from. But I spend most of my […]


I’m sifting through old writing this morning, thinking about my artist statement for next week’s winter review presentation and my my recent body of work. I stumbled across this and thought it was a great description. It’s a portrait of me around age 17 or 18. Blinds drawn to keep out the light, I wake […]

Additive Talisman

In Fall 2013 I began creating sculptural “gestures” or “sketches” using everyday objects around my home and studio. In the beginning I gave myself very few parameters so that I could use the exercise as an open ended exploration of both themes and materials. With each new gestural exploration I started to discover that I […]