You can more fully appreciate Lynn, her artworks, and her strong presence in the art community, when you know she’s raised in the cotton belt of New Mexico by a single mother of five who worked as a waitress. From an early age Lynn collected throw-aways in order to create her shoes, wearables, and art projects. These activities were her emotional lifeblood. College was not an option.
She became a full-time artist following a recession lay-off at Seattle Mental Health in 1973 where she worked as a recreational therapist. Her involvement with Friends of the Rag -the original wearable art collective circa 1970- led her first to ‘soft sculpture’, then to hard sculpture using cement, wood, fiber, welded steel and her original love: household items.
Lynn’s work usually involves social commentary: currently, problems with the food we’re eating.