Christy Hawkins

Christy Hawkins attended Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) from 1996 to 1998, majoring in sculpture. For the next several years, she opted for the education afforded by travel, adventure, and solitude. She planned and executed numerous excursions, seeking art and wilderness around the world. These included a solo bicycle tour of England, Ireland, and France, in which she saw William Butler Yeatsʼ castle in Ireland and Claude Monetʼs Garden at Giverny. She solo-cycled across the U.S. next, from Portland, Oregon to Baltimore, Maryland, covering over 3,000 miles in 30 days. After admiring many of our National Parks on that trip, she longed to see more wilderness, so she backpacked the 230-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevadas. These trips inspired her personal aesthetic and her artistic ideals. Christy enjoys sculpting, drawing, painting, and fiber arts. Her current adventure, motherhood, led her to the art sheʼs making now. She began designing and sewing quilts to provide one-of-a-kind keepsakes for her own boys, Halen and Liam, but loved the process so much that she turned it into a small, quilt-making business, BearyOrganics. Christy spends as much time as possible outdoors, sharing her love of and reverence for the natural world with her sons. Through her art, she honors wilderness, Green technology, marine life and wildlife, using recycled and organic materials in order to leave less of a footprint on the environment. Through her art, she aims to elevate awareness of natural beauty and instill in the younger generation, a healthy respect for the planet. Her idea of success is to have fun while striving to live sustainably and responsibly, with utmost regard for the eco-system and the more-than-human world, so often neglected. Christy is currently pursuing a major in Art Practices at Portland State, where she will earn her BA in 2013. Sheʼs exhibited at RACC's Portland Building, PSU's Littman and White Gallery, MICAʼs Decker Gallery, Young Blood Gallery, the NoNo Gallery, and Atlanta City Hall East, between the years of 1996 and 2012. Christy Hawkins joined Society6 on September 29, 2013

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Christy Hawkins attended Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) from 1996 to 1998, majoring in sculpture. For the next several years, she opted for the education afforded by travel, adventure, and solitude. She planned and executed numerous excursions, seeking art and wilderness around the world. These included a solo bicycle tour of England, Ireland, and France, in which she saw William Butler Yeatsʼ castle in Ireland and Claude Monetʼs Garden at Giverny. She solo-cycled across the U.S. next, from Portland, Oregon to Baltimore, Maryland, covering over 3,000 miles in 30 days. After admiring many of our National Parks on that trip, she longed to see more wilderness, so she backpacked the 230-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevadas. These trips inspired her personal aesthetic and her artistic ideals. Christy enjoys sculpting, drawing, painting, and fiber arts. Her current adventure, motherhood, led her to the art sheʼs making now. She began designing and sewing quilts to provide one-of-a-kind keepsakes for her own boys, Halen and Liam, but loved the process so much that she turned it into a small, quilt-making business, BearyOrganics. Christy spends as much time as possible outdoors, sharing her love of and reverence for the natural world with her sons. Through her art, she honors wilderness, Green technology, marine life and wildlife, using recycled and organic materials in order to leave less of a footprint on the environment. Through her art, she aims to elevate awareness of natural beauty and instill in the younger generation, a healthy respect for the planet. Her idea of success is to have fun while striving to live sustainably and responsibly, with utmost regard for the eco-system and the more-than-human world, so often neglected. Christy is currently pursuing a major in Art Practices at Portland State, where she will earn her BA in 2013. Sheʼs exhibited at RACC's Portland Building, PSU's Littman and White Gallery, MICAʼs Decker Gallery, Young Blood Gallery, the NoNo Gallery, and Atlanta City Hall East, between the years of 1996 and 2012.

Christy Hawkins joined Society6 on September 29, 2013.