my name is abigail.
I am an avid creator and symmathecist, driven to illuminate and nurture evolving connections. My formal education is in fine art and language, and my lust for knowledge and experience has brought me through the industries of manufacturing, education, retail, and technology - as well as through much of our country's wilderness. Through these contexts, I discovered my love and aptitude for emergent strategy and reading between the lines. Over and over again, I have transformed myself so as to better approach opportunity and manifest my values.
I now seek to share that magic with you.
We as a species are moving toward an ecological understanding of our role in the evolution of vast systems. We are grappling with the realization that our culture and governance have often prioritized exploitation, made struggle a necessity, and rewarded heartlessness.
In all facets of my work, I seek to recapture the initial sense of community and possibility which we all carry in childhood, and to breathe life into the values of reciprocity and right livelihood.
Through my art and my teaching, I engage with the creative process as community healing, expansion of consciousness, and a bridge to a better world.
*symmathecist n : an active participant in an evolving system of learning parts. coined by Nora Bateson
Sacred Plant Traditions: Foundations of Herbalism (9-month apprenticeship)
Natural Heritage Committee of Albemarle County: member
Team Dynamics Facilitator : conflict resolution and embodied problem solving
Usui Reiki Practitioner : Levels 1 and 2; hands-on healing modality
Permaculture Design Course with Geoff Lawton (in progress)
McGuffey Art Center: member
Feminist Union of CVille Creatives : former executive member
BFA in Printmaking and Spanish: UNC Chapel Hill
SAFe: Scaled Agile Framework: process architect
Dynatrace PERFORM Conference (main stage speaker)
Creative Mornings: Rooted hosted by The Bridge PAI watch
Women in STEM Conference with CWIT and UVA Research Foundation (panelist)
Sustainable Agriculture Conference with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (panelist)
Slow Money Annual Fundraising Event (featured speaker)
Inside the Artist's Studio: Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Kincentricity: Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 4: Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Mala Leche: In Celebration of Community: Studio IX (with the Feminist Union of C'Ville Creatives), Charlottesville VA
Inside: online (with the Feminist Union of C'Ville Creatives), Charlottesville VA
Teeny Tiny Trifecta 3: Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Cracked: online (as part of Incubator Residency), Charlottesville VA
40 UNDER 40: Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro VA
69: 3rd International Erotic Print Exchange: espacio Belleartes, Caceres Spain
New Member Showcase: McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA
Women's Work: McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA
Queen Charlotte Celebration: The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville VA
Ltd.: Endeavor RVA, Richmond VA
The Premier: CitySpace Gallery (with the Feminist Union of C'Ville Creatives), Charlottesville VA
JulFest: The Space, Charlottesville VA
Into the Cards: The Nightlight, Carrboro NC
Shadows and Light: The Fuse, Carrboro NC
Dynamism: University Place, Chapel Hill NC
Thesis Showcase: University of Chapel Hill Art Department, Chapel Hill NC