Ancestral Imagination

Currently on view at Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
September 15 - November 25, 2022

Photo of large round abstract painting on wood disc
"Ancestor Dreams," Ink on birch circle, 24" diameter.
Installation of small circular paintings on birch rounds
"Devotion," installation of painted 3" diameter birch rounds hanging on wire.

My first major solo show at Form and Concept gallery includes 17 new paintings on tree slices and large birch rounds, as well as an installation of over 50 small paintings hanging from wire.


  • Opening Reception: September 30, 5pm-7pm
  • Artist Talk: The recording from October 1st, 2022 can be watched here
  • Poetry Reading w/featured guests, November 5, 4pm

Artist statement and more here.

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Season 3 Episode 2: Radical Healership with Laura Mae Northrup

March 24, 2022

Join Sascha Altman DuBrul and Jacks McNamara for a wide-ranging conversation with therapist and author Laura Mae Northrup on her new book Radical Healership. Topics we cover include: -The path and calling of being a healer, and the complexities of using the term “healer” -The nuances of boundaries inside healing work -Desire and living our … Read more

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