DONNA ATWOOD

My personal background is one of wide open spaces with abundant flora and fauna. Much of my work is focused on natural resources, environmental critique, and roles of women in society. Some might label it eco-feminism. Studies of Mexican art history coupled with many years living in the Southwest have also contributed to my appreciation for Mexican art and culture.

“Lovebirds” is inspired by the wild flocks of peach-faced lovebirds that have established themselves around the Valley, some lured by residents’ plantings of sunflowers.

“Roadtrips & Wildflowers” is one in a series featuring indigenous plants that may be found along the roadsides after seasonal rains.

“El Guy-Oh” is a story of dating and romance, employing animals as metaphors in much the same manner as Aesop.