Carrie Clegg Gilbert is a mixed media artist working in the Portland area. Her creative process relies heavily on experimentation and typically involves a combination of painting, printmaking, and collage techniques, through which she creates layers of texture and color. Her work examines our complex relationship with the natural world around us. As humans, we at once treasure nature’s beauty, exploit its resources, and attempt to contain the elements we deem undesirable. She enjoys exploring these contradictions through the materials she uses (keeping a constant eye out for potential ways to employ found and re-purposed materials in an effort to offset the environmentally-unfriendly effects of many traditional art media), as well as through her selected subject matter.