Katy Widger

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist/Farm Wife
Location New Mexico, United States
Introduction I’m a native New Mexican, raised in the rural tradition of the small village of Corrales, north of Albuquerque. My husband and I live on a tiny subsistence farm in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, east of Albuquerque and south of Santa Fe. Together we strive to live more simply, separated from the intensity of city life, deliberate in our intent to remove ourselves from dependency on corporate America. We acknowledge our total dependence on the provisions of our Creator. All that we have is a gift from God. The myriad daily chores that keep me close to the earth are a constant reminder of that dependence.
Interests "We need another and a wiser and perhaps more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees therefore a feather magnified and the whole image in ddistortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves, and there in we err, we greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by the man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and more complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth." Henry Beston, The Outermost House, (Viking Press 1972)