Lindsey Mutschler "Soft-Winged Flower Beetle"

Lindsey Mutschler "Soft-Winged Flower Beetle"


Lindsey Mutschler (Seattle)

Soft-Winged Flower Beetle
gouache on watercolor paper
8” x 8” (framed to 10” x 10” in wood frame)

Lindsey Mutschler is an artist and educator who resides in Seattle, WA. A native of Austin, Texas, I grew up visually influenced by the iconographic landscape of bluebonnet fields and antelopes. Relocating to the Pacific Northwest early in my childhood added a new layer to my aesthetic framework with dignified mountains, plump blackberries, and ocean air. I believe these forms appear in our collective unconscious as well as indirectly in my art. An obsession with detail and precision was instilled in me by my grandmother, who taught me to meditate while cross-stitching, shelling walnuts, and hand-painting miniature dollhouse furniture. The granddaughter of farmers, railroad workers, and barbers, my bloodline traces a deep value of using my own hands for self reliance and ingenuity. I am interested in the tension between real and imagined, scientific and aesthetic, beautiful and strange. I am equally drawn to the chaos of large brush strokes and the obsessive precision of scientific illustrations. Recently, I am working on small gouache illustrations of organic subjects. I have by turns had a career as a musician, a teacher, and an artist.  

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