Cami Applequist

Visit Cami's putt-putt hole at the Walker Art Center this summer: Guess What? Chicken Putt!

Being an artist for me means paying attention. Looking hard at everything I see and taking in as much of it as I can. I spend my days with children which gives me perfect opportunities to gather pieces of the world and discover what it means to be human. It also gives me great opportunities for play and laughter which is what feeds my current work. When I sit down to create, I gather paints, words and memories and I play. Sometimes I end up with a wall covered in chickens, sometimes a short poem or doodle, sometimes an essay. I know I am finished when a piece starts calling out for others to come and play too. Most often, I am smiling.