Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace are intimately connected to the natural world and deeply engaged with the world they study. On their farm in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, they find inspiration that translates into realistic drawings of tree roots and a countless array of wildflowers that they dissect, reassemble, and preserve in a forever state with resin and glass.
As partners in life and artistic endeavors, Kirkpatrick and Mace began their collaboration more than three decades ago when they met at Pilchuck Glass School, near Seattle. Their humanistic work encapsulates their personal relationship to nature through explorations with glass, wood, metal, and drawings.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website