Christine Trexel for Fairweather’s “Sense of Place”
A blank journal with an iconic vintage photo of Highway 101 at Neahkahnie Mountain. Sometimes writing can help us to further develop our ideas and our sense of being. I believe it helps foster creativity to have a beautiful book to contain our thoughts.
Sometimes writing can help us to further develop our ideas and our sense of being. I believe it helps foster creativity to have a beautiful book to contain our thoughts.
The accordion book enclosed behind doors shows children in their place, at play as children should be. The images are from a late 1800’s children’s book and are on paper springs to give more of a dimensional element. They have been lightly hand colored to bring them to life.
The multilayered structure demonstrates a balance as the drawers are staggered and balanced to make a tower. Little ladders allow them to be explored by small creatures. Inside the door on the top is a winged horse who managed to fly in and settle down. The drawers all open fully and are available to store small things that need their own place.” —Christine Trexel
Books have been an integral part of Christine Trexel’s life since early childhood. She grew up on a farm in southeastern Colorado and spent many happy hours lost inside the pages of a book. She firmly believes a day without time set aside for reading is an incomplete day.
As an adult she began her journey in creating her own books, which led to boxes, and then to making paper while living in Oregon. She has been fortunate to have taken a wide variety of classes at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, as well as, with international known artists in book binding and papermaking.
Christine lived in Panama for years where she learned to harvest and process plants from her garden to make paper for the books and boxes she creates. The wealth of vegetation forested experimentations and a great love of learning.
“It is truly a magical experience to convert a growing thing into a beautiful piece of paper.” Christine Trexel
“In my work for the June exhibition at Fairweather’s I created new pieces with various interpretations of “A Sense of Place”. I am amazed every time I come into the gallery and see how you it has been transformed. Your gallery was my first foray in the PNW for displaying my work and it helped spur me in my creative field. Thank you!” Christine Trexel
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“Thanks for another beautiful art walk. I am amazed every time I come into the shop and see how you have transformed it. I feel fortunate that you accepted me into your space now 5 years ago. You were my first foray in the Pacific North West for displaying my work and it helped spur me in my creative field. Thank you!” Christine Trexel