Ivy Walker creates temporary works with nature. She photo-documents this dialogue. Her mixed media paintings and drawings are inspired by the patterns and movement she finds in nature.
Spontaneity, curiosity and playfulness are the sensibilities she uses when she makes art with the landscape. Made with both natural and art materials, her artworks form a delicate, visual language to describe a personal conversation with nature. Among the natural forms of the land, she places paper cut outs, mirrors, yarn, ink drawings and other art materials to engage a specific site. Weather elements such as gravity, water, and especially wind, often contribute to the dialogue. These creative interactions with the land are brief and intentionally gentle. In the resulting photographs, she is describing the wonder, fragility, strength, and luminescence of spirit that she feels in the land.
She hopes to inspire viewers to connect with the poetry and power of the land that holds, creates and sustains all life.
Walker is a native of Colorado. She obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She completed certification in Nature Connected Coaching at Earth Based Institute in Boulder, Colorado. As a professional coach, she guides clients to transformation through creativity and explorations in Nature.
Recently, her work has been included in exhibitions at Redline and Emmanuel Gallery in Denver and a one person show at Artcorps in Pueblo, CO. Her work is represented by Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte. For inquiries, send email to email@example.com.