Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lost - Illustrations

The illustrations for the story Lost were created by Krista Kelley Walsh.

In the story, Claire is followed, and eventually attacked by a crow.  Krista created this wonderful illustration incorporating a bike, the menacing crow and a missing bridge.

Krista Kelley Walsh is a multidisciplinary artist and art activist whose projects use simple materials, responsive collaboration and audience interaction. Collaboration with other artists and with her audience is essential in her practice. Her aim is to remove any barriers that prevent art from being a part of our everyday life.

She has a 40 year history of arts activism and teaching in the Twin Cites. Currently she is teaching privately and is on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Her collaborative projects include: “LandMARK: 24 hours at the Stone Arch Bridge” Mpls, with Local Strategy multidisciplinary collective, “Limo” and “ Bird Eye Blue Print” NYC, with Lisa D’Amour, Katie Pearl and Emily Johnson. “Windmills and Mirrors” first as an installation collaboration with students at St. Cloud State University then remounted as a performance for Naked Stages, Intermedia Arts, Mpls.

Krista’s recent projects include an interactive installation commissioned by the Science Museum of Minnesota, “Gratitude Guerilla Action… because there is so much to be grateful for” a Public art action and Public Eye Action, a series of web based performance events.

Krista has been a recipient of Blacklock Residency Fellowship, MN State Arts Board Grant, Intermedia Arts Installation Fellowship, Intermedia Arts Naked Stages Performance Fellowship and Science Museum of Minnesota Artist Residency. Most recently a 2008 Forecast Public Art grant and 2009 Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship.

Lost will be published this Friday, February 22, 2013 at The Book of Bartholomew.

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