In the artist’s own words, “Kinship records a journey of tuning into and developing relationships with the more-than-human world. By knowing these aspects of our natural surroundings, we develop connection to and reciprocal relationships to place. This sense of place belonging is more vital at this moment than perhaps any other time, living as we do in an era of biodiversity loss, climate change, and socio-ecological crises of many kinds. The artworks I create with natural pigment, photography, and mixed media document a process of developing connection and place identity. Lichens, birds, water, minerals, trees, weather, celestial cycles are observed, appreciated, and responded to through visual practice. These works are an invitation to you to reflect on our interconnectedness and kinship with the more-than-human.”

Dodds is currently a PhD candidate at Falmouth University, Institute of Photography, UK, and her research is centered on natural pigments, more-than-human kinship, and place identity as experienced with climate change. She earned her Master of Environmental Studies researching visual art’s impact in preventing wildlife trafficking. For her BFA, she photographed dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and created avian and botanical imagery for her certificate in Scientific Illustration. She works for a conservation non-profit on national campaigns intersecting art and species conservation.

On view July 20 through September 9, 2024
Hub Gallery, Bayview Cash Store
5603 Bayview Road, Langley WA

Daily, 10 am to 6 pm

Opening Reception & Artist’s Talk
Saturday, July 20, 3-5 PM