Artist Statement

I am not a professional artist, but I am extremely passionate about art. I am currently working on getting my Master’s degree in Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Denver. I work in Art Collections at the University of Denver and at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Professionally, my goal is to eventually work as a Curator in an art museum. My art interests are extremely broad, spanning historic to contemporary art movements and artists. My very unique and varied artistic interests can be seen in some of my more recent research projects. I have investigated: art and architecture on grave markers in cemeteries across Colorado, Impressionist painters of the 19th century as landscape architects and environmental activists, cultural consultation programming in museums for progressive curating, interventions by contemporary artists in historic art and cultural institutions, the cult and material culture of the 7th century Saint Melangell in Wales, and eco-feminist religious material culture by contemporary artists working in the Goddess spirituality movement of the 1970’s. I am always intrigued in art that is interdisciplinary, I think beautiful ideas emerge when disciplines like art and science meet in a work of art. Most importantly, I have a special interest in deconstructing the traditional art history canon by highlighting diverse perspectives in the art world, specifically women in the art world.

 

I do create art in my free time as a hobby. In high school I did a lot of found object art and pen and ink drawing. I have always loved creating art in my free time and I have dabbled in a lot of different mediums and styles over the years. In 2018 I began taking classes in Botanical Illustration at the Denver Botanic Gardens and since then I have enjoyed practicing botanical illustration, and I especially love taking my materials with me on hikes and excursions to capture the essence of the interesting plant specimens I encounter along the way. 

Megan Adams

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