Kristen Anderson Lanzer, American, born in Rhode Island, 1963.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist, gardener, listener, and thinker.
My visual expression takes form with paper, string, concrete, metal, grass, sand, wind, water, paint, and wire. I tear, pulp, paint, wrap, cut, sew, weave, twist, glue, organize, take apart, put together, use, document, and reuse. Process interests me. Verbs interest me. Taking snapshots of the process interests me. Nature- the dualities in nature and the nature of change, is a kind of organizational structure for my work and life. It is through Installation Art, the experiential art form, that I've cultivated a kinship with.
Garden of Sustenance is an extension of myself, my relationship to nature, creativity, and community. It shares an edge with the road. The space between road and garden is dynamic. It's a place where natural systems are constantly blending and blurring with the human condition. This dynamic meeting of edges is at the root of my work.
The “garden of sustenance” is also my home, with Andy and Luna. It is an urban-garden-art-environment on a busy street. We have welcomed over thirty cycles of seasons at this modest sanctuary. It is from this sacred space where I connect with my muse.