Every semester is the same in the beginning, starting with a basic introduction about how you would describe yourself when you probably are only touching the surface of who you really are.
My name is Bridget and I am a fisheries and wildlife double major, if I could study everything I would. I have a passion in conservation and wildlife from growing up in a sport fishing family searching the worlds oceans for world records, this set the stage for my own ambition in conserving the natural resources that were abused by past generations (with knowledge already about the lack of information these generations had, I mean we have a president that denies climate change….). I have three dogs, Odin, Loki, and Freyja and enjoy taking them on hikes and camping, I also boulder, snowboard, and take photos. I find comfort in participating in outdoor activities and exploring new places.
My relationship with art really stems from being introduced to it at a young age by teachers who had to fight for consistent funding for public school funding. I was really drawn to art by Caitlin Hackett and drew my inspiration and interest from her art. her work is slightly dark but speaks volumes on certain topics that are not usually touched on by the main stream art. Caitlin’s style influenced my pieces heavily by using mixed medium like acrylic, watercolor, and ink to create my own art. Another local artist that I am fond of is Brianna Reagan, managing a local art gallery in town called Venue I was able to get to know the local artists in town and seeing Brianna’s style and dedication to her art really moved me as a viewer of her work. I am lucky to be consistently submerged in art by the locals of fairbanks working at the gallery. I get to not only meet and work with most of the popular artists but see first Fridays before anyone else.
There are many mediums used to portray art today and a form that really moves me is cinematography, below is a link to Rob Strok’s video “A Beautiful Life” which I think is a great example of art.