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2022 Chalk Hill Artists in Residence


Lorena was born and raised in Sonoma County, and will return here for a month to work with an alternative dark room process called gum bichromate. 

She draws from her family history and tradition of gardening. She explores ancestral knowledge, self sustainability, and the indigenous peoples’ connection to the land. She reflects on and records their traditions through her prints and basket weaving. 

She makes prints of gardens using sunlight. She is testing this process on petates, a flat woven mat made out of natural palm fibers. These petates will become a printing surface for the gum bichromate process which allows her to mix her own pigments into a light sensitive solution. 

Her work has included her family’s experience as immigrants and first generation Americans.

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is pleased to announce the selection of our 2022 artists. We encourage you to take a moment to explore these exceptional artists by clicking on the images. We are looking forward to seeing the creative endeavors they pursue in the coming year.

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