Walk to the Wedgwood Erratic

By Anna McKee | June 16, 2009 |

I first saw the Wedgewood Rock while studying the Puget landscape in Graduate school.  I remember being thrilled by this enormous rock sitting in the middle of a modest mid-century suburb in northeast Seattle.  The rock is evidence to the size and power of a glacier that once covered the entire Puget basin.  It was…

Art Experiments in the Freezer

By Anna McKee | February 18, 2009 |

Looking at and drawing ice cores at the National Ice Core Lab and University of Washington’s IsoLab was a beautiful and intimidating experience as an artist.  My original attraction to this subject was the rich and long history that the cores contain.  I have spent cold hours rendering several of the cores with a certain…

Encounters with an Ice Core

By Anna McKee | December 18, 2008 |

In November 2007, I traveled to Denver, Colorado to spend three days drawing ice cores inside a freezer at the National Ice Core Laboratory.  This spontaneous trip was driven more by curiosity than a worked out plan and on the way there I began to worry.  I had to face the possibility that the ice…

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Introductions

By Anna McKee | September 1, 2008 | Comments Off on Introductions

My images come directly from nature. I am influenced by history, natural science and studies in Landscape Architecture. When rendering plants and land, I am attempting to illustrate memory and time. I like to imagine all of the human events that have occurred in a place and observe how each subject is altered by these…