The Mystery of the Donut Bastards by Patricia Freeman-Martin *BEST OF SHOW AWARD

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Feast. This word kept leading me home. I grew up in Eastern Oregon, Pendleton and Baker City, wheat and cattle country. The donut bastard montoypes were inspired by a photograph of a room full of rodeo cowboys at a kitchen table drinking coffee and eating donuts. I felt like I could hear their conversation. While drawing, I imagined the last guy up. He walks in late and asks, “Who ate all the donuts?” I wanted to convey the sensation of a story often retold among friends. The details shift and repeat as the narrator and memories change. The pages can be ordered differently to change the scenes. The bread bags used on the binding refer to our local food economy and landscape as well as question the idea of what is a feast. Congratulations Patricia Freeman-Marin, a BEST OF SHOW AWARD winner for FEAST!

Artist Bio

Patricia Freeman-Martin is a mixed media artist whose primary medium is printmaking. Her membership at Atelier 6000 printmaking studio in Bend, Oregon has lead her to the book arts with the hope of gaining an understanding of her work by following a desire to make connections between related and disparate images and concepts by physically connecting them. Patricia was raised in a cattle ranching family in Pendleton, Oregon, received a BFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a concentration in photography. Upon graduation she moved to New York City and spent 5 years living there with the two primary goals being survival and looking at great art. A visit home convinced her of the need to live in a western landscape. She currently lives in Terrebonne, Oregon on a horse ranch with her husband and teenage son. Her work is based on a symbolic and narrative drawing style which she uses to observe and comment on her past and present landscape of the interior west.