Tammy Skiver Maxson
MFA ’22 Fine Arts Low-Residency
The Orchard Project is the center of my current artistic practice. I focus on the principles and practices of natural agriculture to integrate the primal elements of fire, water, earth, carbon, flora, and fauna. These are the mediums of my art. Each element has its own voice, and these voices are in constant conversation with each other; working together to create a living sculpture. I listen intently to what they are saying. This allows me to build and create my art, tending a symbiotic relationship with my companion species both above and below ground. The elements are my allies and act as a point of consideration at each step in my creative process.