place: herber city utah

In Issue #13 Jonathan Shipley wrote about how weather influences the artistic community in Seattle. We thought it would be interesting to ask a subscriber how their environment effects art making. Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press agreed to share her community.

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Heber City is a small farming community in a mountain valley. It’s grown quite a bit in the past couple of decades, and quite a few “outsiders” have moved in (including us). But there still isn’t much of an art scene. For the most part, people seem to be into things like raising livestock, gardening, rodeoing and camping. They really take advantage of our beautiful surroundings, which is something I’ve been trying to do as well.
— Eva Jorgensen
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We live in a high mountain desert. Our winters are long with lots of snow, but we get beautiful sun all year round. And it’s dry...no need to worry about humidity and mold. I love the weather here. I only wish the spring and fall were a bit longer and the winter a bit shorter.
— Eva
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The bright blue sunny skies motivate me to get outdoors and really appreciate nature, as cliché as that might sound. Every morning I go on a walk with my daughter, and we see all kinds of flora and fauna (juniper trees, wild flowers, mountains, foxes, horses, and more) as well as lots of open space and sweeping views. I can definitely see the influence in my work-bright colors, simple white backgrounds, frequent botanical and animal imagery.
— Eva

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