A recent transplant to St. Louis from Michigan, Kirsten has been making things for as long as she can remember. She is particularly drawn to the tactile nature of fiber arts, and spends a lot of her time knitting, quilting, garment sewing, and, most recently, broom making. She is artistically interested in the way fabric becomes a text of marks and memories, and she also creates stitched tapestries and soft sculptures that explore themes of embodiment, landscape, and nostalgia. She is dedicated to creative re-use in her practice, and regularly uses thrifted and deadstock fabrics for her creations. When she’s not making, you can find her tending to seeds, hiking really slowly to work on her ability to identify plants, trees, and birds, cooking, or hanging with the preschoolers at her workplace. She lives in Skinker-Debaliviere with her partner, two kids, and cat.