Artwork inspired by adventure & trail running
Running for miles and miles through the woods cracks your heart open and lets light in. Have you ever spent all day out in the woods? Have you watched a sunrise, summited a mountaintop, closed your eyes and listened to the wind in the trees? Abigail West creates work about that openhearted feeling, that connection to place and nature.
Abigail is a printmaker, metalworker, scavenger & ultrarunner. Her current body of work is inspired by adventures in the woods and the experience of long days in the mountains.
She regularly calls upon her background experimenting with unusual reclaimed materials and working professionally in waste reduction for local government to create work that prioritizes sustainability.
Originally from Oklahoma by way of North Florida, Abigail now lives and works in Athens, Georgia. She and her husband, fellow artist Michael Ross, are rebuilding a 110+ year old house where they will live and have their studios. Abigail is a competitive trail & ultramarathon runner, and draws inspiration from and sustains her life force through frequent visits to the enchanted North Georgia mountains.
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