Creating art from scratch

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Story by Jackie Stark • Photos courtesy of Tracy L. Anderson

For Rapid River artist Tracy L. Anderson, creating art isn’t a hobby—it’s a way of life. Creating in a multitude of mediums, Anderson doesn’t just dabble in different styles and techniques. A cursory glance through the online gallery on her webpage will show even the most amatuer of art-lovers that she hones her craft to perfection, no matter the medium.

With property that borders on forestland, much of Anderson’s art focuses on the natural world.

“Right out my door I can be walking in the woods,” she said. “There’s just tons of inspirations… I’m inspired by a lot of different things, but primarily it’s nature and animals”

The subject of “Kindred Spirits,” a scratchboard piece Anderson submitted to the Bonifas as part of it’s annual Northern Exposure regional arts competition, are Anderson’s own horse, and her cousin’s horse. The relationship the two horses have formed with each other was on display one day, when Anderson also happened to have her camera. Standing next to each other, facing different directions, their necks intertwined as each pressed its lips gently on the other’s back.

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