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Trinity Sky Esola is a young artist living in Santa Cruz, California who is interested in how our environment, especially the physical objects we surround ourselves with, can affect and inform our emotions and actions. 

She investigates this through creating functional art objects, and observing the various interactions that take place: between the maker and the process, and the viewer and the finished piece. She is fascinated by the intersection of the conceptual and physical, the meditation inducing qualities of labor, and the metaphors prevalent in modes of craft. She is interested in creating and experiencing art that is used, and shows signs of wear because of its intimate and ephemeral nature. 

Across mediums, Trinity's work explores themes of identity in the natural world, ideas of space and time, and the never-ending questions that tug at our consciousness. 


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Here are a few of Trinity's Favorite Books!

Education

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School: Arts Intensive Path including Book Arts, Weaving, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking

California State Summer School of the Arts: Ceramics and Printmaking

Santa Cruz Art League: Botanical Illustration

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Work Experience

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History: Community Programs Intern

Studio Assistant for Local Artists Peter and Donna Thomas

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Press

"POWER" monoprint published in the inaugural issue of Susie Magazine

Photos and Interview featured in article on West Coast Craft INTRO in the April 2017 issue of San Francisco Magazine

Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future
The Secret Life of Bees
Water for Elephants
The Help
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Julie of the Wolves
My Side of the Mountain
Birth Matters:  A Midwife's Manifesta
The Things They Carried
Into the Wild
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
Things I Have to Tell You: Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls
Little Women
New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1