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 Kate was editor/designer for thirty-three books, includ- ing Searching for True North, Modernbook Editions and the one poem books with True North Editions/ Dreaming Mind. Her most recent projects include Al- tamont to America: Bill Owens and the Legacy of Sub- urbia and Culture in Transitions: Photographs by Oli- ver Klink, which has received nine publishing awards. Her websites are http://www.jordahlphoto.com and http://www.truenortheditions.com.
I believe that art heals and leads our way to under- standing. In the making of books, collages, and singu- lar images, I strive to create a pause and an opportunity for reflection. Threading my way between the technical and the philosophical, I make quiet work that beckons viewers to contemplate.
Oliver Klink
During my childhood, elephants commanded the stage when the circus came to town. They were forged in my memory as sacred and invincible. I am trying to hold on to those memories, and at the same time paint the vision of the future – "The world as it should be".
Dissociation of reality is at the core of my work. I rely on my childhood memories and the impact of Out of Af- rica to portray elephants as icons of our interconnected world, the harmony with the people around them, the environment, and the spiritual beings of the Earth.
Everything is different when we are children: the trees are higher, the colors are brighter, and every new day is more interesting that the last. "The world
 Dissociation of reality is at the core of my work. I rely on my child- hood memories and the impact of Out of Africa, to portray elephants as icons of our interconnected world, the harmony with the people around them, the environment, and the spiritual beings of the Earth.– Oliver Klink
 Jessica Judd
I am a nature and wildlife photographer with an eye for the unseen and overlooked. I have been fascinated with macro photography since I was a child when I fell in love with a macro photo my grandfather had taken of a dandelion blossom. With limited formal photog- raphy training, I am mostly self-taught and only started working on photography seriously about ten years ago. I find my inspiration in the textures, geometry, colors, and patterns found in the natural world, from the stripes on a bee to the lines on a granite mountainside to the shape of water flowing over rocks. Through my work I strive to reveal details of our surroundings that may not be readily observed, whether they reside in a vast land- scape or in the face of a minuscule insect.
Laura Kenny
I identify most as a wildlife photographer. For this ex- hibit I included one of my favorite subjects, ’Solomon’, a resident Golden Eagle at Sulphur Creek Nature Cen- ter. His intense presence inspires me to attempt to cap- ture his essence through photography and share it. The image "Eagle Gaze", received an Award of Excellence at the 2018 PhotoCentral Spring Exhibition.
as it should be" is our future playground. It is there to stay in our memory for a long time, in fact forever.
Christina Knapp
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Oklaho- ma and finally California. At an early age I was attracted to the visual arts, music and theatre. My first real expe- rience with clay was at the Adobe Art Center in 1967. Ceramics became my main focus for several years, but I also studied figure drawing, painting and drawing. In the last few years I have been painting with oils, cold wax and various other mediums on wood panels, exper- imenting with encaustics and I continue to make sculp- tures. Collages are also a very attractive medium for me. Events, ideas and music are often a starting point for my work. Color and texture are paramount and I al- low each piece to develop and morph as it will. Whether painting, creating a collage or making sculpture, it is a similar voyage.
Accidental results are embraced and I welcome the magic which at times can happen during the process. The process is as important as the product. I love ideas and starting things, and often have difficulty in finishing the work.
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