Wrapping up at Leland

My time at Leland is wrapping up. I am both sad that my residency is ending and happy to be getting my weekends back. I miss my family. It’s been challenging being there three days a week and home/work 4 days. My husband and daughter have been having great father daughter weekends, I think it’s […]


I seem to be in some sort of hellish post MFA limbo. I feel like I am always waiting and yet I still feel like my time is generally chopped up into tiny useless segments. I have this residency, two days in a row on the weekends and a full day on Tuesdays. So much […]

My First Week at Leland Ironworks

I have a residency at Leland Ironworks for the month of October. Leland is owned by sculptor Lee Kelly. He keeps a studio and small second home there. PNCA has partnered with him to use his beautiful property as a space for classes and residencies and I’m honored to have been chosen for this great […]

Today’s Cards

The Burden Man’s true life is the way in which he puts off the lie imposed by others on him. Stripped, naked, natural, he is what he is. This is a matter of being, and not of becoming. The lie cannot become the truth, the personality cannot become your soul. There is no way to […]

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 […]