Caitlin Hackett was raised near the wildness of Northern California. She went to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY to study drawing then later return to the Oakland area to explore her passions for nature & myth.Ever since I was child I have been attracted to natural science & fairy tale illustrations alike. However it was only after seeing Walton Ford’s show at the Brooklyn Museum that I realized I could create work pertaining to what I was passionate about, the tumultuous human-animal relationship. I hope to remind those who view my artwork that we too are animals, embedded in this fragile world even as we poison it.
Artist photo by David McHale