New ARC Living Artist

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New ARC Living Artist

Published on March 16, 2022

ARC is pleased to welcome Maegan Oberhardt as a new ARC Living Artist!

Maegan spent her early years surrounded by nature and native wildlife. This environment taught her appreciation of nature and inspired her passion for animals, which became the foundation for her artistic creativity.

Maegan uses "Fumage" or "Painting with Fire": the technique of dancing an open flame underneath paper to leave a fragile layer of soot and etching it away to reveal the artwork. This technique of using man-made fire to burn paper is a commentary on the conflict between man and nature. Maegan has created a unique style and a collection of artworks that raise awareness and provide a voice for many species at risk.

To see her gallery on ARC, please click here