Gretchen Seichrist is a life long experienced Painter/Poet/Songwriter. She has survived unimaginable discrimination and abuse on her path to becoming a Woman Artist. Her visual artwork paired with striking words seek to reveal truth. For Seichrist, truth is freedom. There is a humble quality to the bold choices when creating her pieces. They have a way of connecting to the often uncomfortable feelings and spaces found in being human and holding them close as if they were scared children, or ghosts.
Though, most of the richness of her artwork would be missed if not to mention the celebration of life, joy, and resilience that can be felt hand in hand.
Gretchen Seichrist's work is simply unafraid to utilize the full scale of human emotion.
Painted faces and fragments of stories allow us into a momentary grasp of another individual's lived experiences. The story is left up to the viewer to fill in the blanks, or to wonder. Where bias or judgement may have been before, curiosity is bound to slip in. Gretchen Seichrist believes in questioning absolutely everything. - Iris S. Roane