A Year of Wonders and Woes

It’s been several years since I’ve written posts. But the past year gave me a new sense of artistic direction. A pandemic can do that for certain creative types. Rather than add much here, I’ll direct you to:

LillianTrettin1.wordpress.com

There’s lots of my work for March through October 2020, and some text explaining it.

Viral Debate

Hopefully, there’s more on the way. Also, check out Kolajmagazine.com for some great collage inspiration.

About Lillian-Trettin

I grew up in the Appalachian "Bible Belt" of East Tennessee in the southern United States, listening to banjo music and gospel lyrics as well as the Beatles. As a kid, I was curious about religious rituals like speaking in tongues and snake handling but resistant to the fundamentalist thinking they involved. Flannery O'Connor's tales of religious fanatics, con men, bigots, and the spiritually bereft or ambivalent resonate for me. Despite having traveled widely and lived in other places, I am (as so many Southerners claim to be) permanently "South haunted." I returned to making art full time in 2011, following a career as a teacher, researcher, and consultant and after raising two sons. I’m convinced the delay enriched rather than impeded my growth as an artist.
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