My work is autobiographical with a focus on the relationship between birds and humans. Birds are a symbol of protection and this meaning has deepened due to the pandemic, political turmoil, environmental disasters lack of affordable housing etc. We humans are not so different from animals, because we all strive for the most basic need which is a desire for safety and security.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anne Spooner grew up in Minneapolis and has practiced art for 40 years. In 1995 she was a mentee participant in the WARM (Womens Art Resources of Minnesota) mentor program. Spooner has exhibited regionally and nationally and is an alumni of St. Catherine’s University, St Paul Mn. Mainly a painter, Spooner sometimes likes to cross stitch. She created a panel for Stitching the Situation, a Communal Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and in 2021 was included in an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. In 2020 Spooner had the special honor of participating in Cancer Never Had Me, an exhibit by artists touched by cancer at Hillstrom Museum St Peter, Mn. Selections from the museums permanent collection were displayed along side this exhibit and included work by Robert Henri, Wanda Gag and Grant Wood. Spooner maintains a studio in West St Paul and has participated in the St Paul Art Crawl since 2010.
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