Kathleen Shellrude

Forest Royalty is a story of seeking the divine and connecting with those whose wisdom is seemingly
too sweet for this world. I trace star maps. I crown the Bear. The Owl calls my name. Insects remind
me that the cycle of life always brings new birth and hope. In my heart, and in my life, I honour the
beasts who give grace and mercy and expect nothing in return.
Like nature, these pieces are multi-layered. The forest, the ocean, as well as our modern world are
layered with challenges and puzzles; not to be solved, but to be witnessed. These are the same:
paintings, resin, and ceramic works that are invitations into the world of the witch, the galaxy of the
unknown, and the universe of the possible.



Visual Artist