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Mika Holtzinger

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20140121193433-shared_space-bees
Shared Space: Hive, #1, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 20x20 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121192451-backbone_series-_petals_and_wings__2
Backbone: Petals and Wings #2, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 20x20 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121192240-backbone_series-_petals_and_wings___1
Backbone: Petals and Wings #1. , 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 15x30 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121192608-flock__1
Flock, 2014 Mixed Media on Transparent Paper 9x12 Inches. © Mika Holtzinger
20140121192740-venus_series-color
Venus Series: #1, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 18x24 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121192929-on_the_inside_1
On the Inside, # 1., 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 15x22 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193013-on_the_inside_2
On the Inside, #2, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 15x22 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193110-safety_net___1
Safety Net, #1, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 20x20 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193211-safety_net__2
Safety Net, #2, 2013 Mixed Media on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193338-shared_space-_sky
Shared Space: Sky, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 20x20 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193542-shared_space-clouds
Shared Space: Clouds, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 12x16 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193626-shared_space-feather
Shared Space: Feather, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 20x20 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121193712-shared_space-hive
Shared Space: Hive, #2, 2013 Mixed Media on Wood 12x16 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121194236-venus_series_hive__2
Venus Series: Hive, #1, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121194335-venus_series__1
Venus Series: #1, 2013 Graphite on Paper 30x40 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121194422-levels
Venus Series: Woven, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121194623-embody_4
Venus Series: Blown, #4, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121194715-embody_3
Venus Series: Blown, #3, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195046-embody_moth
Venus Series: Moth, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195424-embody_pebbles
Venus Series: Stones, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195633-embody_bees
Venus Series: Hive, #2, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195726-embody_points
Venus Series: Connections, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195822-embody_2
Venus Series: Blown, #1, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
20140121195913-embody
Venus Series: Blown, #2, 2013 Graphite on Paper 28x32 Inches © Mika Holtzinger
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth year
1975
Lives in
New Mexico
Works in
New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Kansas, and Oregon
Schools
International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, 1998, BFA
Wichita State University, 1997, Study Abroad-Italy
University of Oregon - FIne Art, 2002, MFA
Representing galleries
Jay Etkins Gallery, Santa Fe. NM., Carbon County Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, MT., Bella Luz, Wichita, KS.
Tags
environment mixed-media mixed-media painting, nature painting mixed-media
Statement
My relationship with nature forms a strong link between me the person and me the artist. Whether I am making two-dimensional work that is representative or three dimensional work that is abstract, it is motivated by the chemistry I have with people and the natural world.
 
The writer and artist Deborah Haynes characterized the artists role as being an "apprentice to nature", "an observer of the world", who is tending and stewarding to the place where they live. I greatly identify with this description and find myself motivated in similar ways. As an artist, I am moved by natural forms, organic patterns, and exploring the manner in which living things interact with one another. The images I create celebrate the beauty of nature, as well as the decay of it, observing the interconnectedness of living things and the laws that govern them.  I strive to make art work which inspires others to more intricately bond with their environment, in hopes of forming a deeper appreciation for their surroundings.
 
 
 
 
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