About the Artist
Kris Sader moved to Maine 16 years ago after living all over the US spanning three coasts.
She grew up in Tucson Arizona in the Sonoran Desert where she spent many an hour on back
roads and trails. Now she does that in Maine. "Both Maine and Arizona share a powerful
beauty that I love to be in. Living so many places has taught me to see the uniqueness
and similarities in places and to seek out the good in any place I end up. My art tends
to be abstractions of our connection to the natural world and imagination. I'm a lover of
the esthetic mark and a believer in "the spirituality in matter"(Joseph Beuys). I also believe
in the healing power of nature. I am a printmaker that experiments heavily mixing media and
technique. I long ago discovered that I like many things and that has shown itself in how I use
different media to express an idea or concept. I am also very fond of environmental site-specific
work and installation art.
I use the newer Non-Toxic print making methods which incorporate acrylic polymers as grounds for ecthing,
ferric chloride for the acid etch, soda wash as a stripper for the grounds and veggie oils for clean up.
I do intaglio, photo-etch, collagraph, woodcut and monotype prints.
I have a BS degree in Performing Arts, (Dance and Studio Art)and a MS in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
from the University of Maine.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Crafts
SaderKris20 Hillside Road
Orono ME 04473-4460