Three years ago I met Ingrid Kincaid through a mutual friend, the incredible womb sovereignty educator Samantha Zipporah. I was fascinated by her relationship with the beings of my northern European ancestors, the runes, the wights, the Goddesses and Gods. Working with Ingrid transformed my life, my perceptions and the trajectory of my own craft. This book is the result of years of collaboration.
Ingrid began commissioning my art during a very dark and difficult time in my life. I had stopped working almost entirely as my family was displaced from our SE Portland home, our custodial situations with our children were thrown into flux, and we found ourselves in the midst of a continual, brutal transition process.
The result of that time is in this book, the evolution of my own art as I worked through weeks of difficulty. I had learned as a writer to put my emotions into my work, that the only way to survive the challenges of living is to channel them creatively.
We are celebrating the fruition on June 25th here in Portland, OR with a book release party at Tabor Space on SE Belmont from 6-8pm. I will have art for sale, and Ingrid will be reading from the book and speaking about the runes.
I hope you can join us!