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April Erlanson

I have had a deep connection with nature ever since I could remember. My name is April (born in September!) and I was raised on the Central Coast of California. My family home was located up in the hills, far from town. As a young girl, I was usually found barefoot in a dress and ankle deep in mud. Most of my time was spent outside catching lizards, collecting rocks, and admiring wildflowers.

I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2012 with a degree in Visual Communications and Design. After graduating, I bought a handful of one-way tickets, traveled around the world, and eventually landed back where my roots began, on the beautiful Central Coast.

The impermanence of flowers made me appreciate their short existence. How bittersweet it is to watch the colors and life slowly fade away. I strongly believe we are here on this earth to create, so I decided to create permanent pieces of art using nature as my medium. My art consists of dried native and naturalized flowers and plants that are sustainably collected throughout California. My goal is to preserve and honor Nature's beauty and essence. I hope you enjoy browsing!

Earlier Event: May 3
Adela Soo
Later Event: July 5
Robert Gordon