As i’m wrapping up this grant, i’d like to thank Danny and Chris of Creative Pinellas for their support and dedication to the arts–you guys rock! I’d also like to thank my mentor Holly Bird for her phenomenal guidance and endless shared knowledge–you’re a printmaking queen! I truly learned and grew more during this process than I could have imagined. I’m truly excited about continuing on this path and expanding the scope of work I created during this time. It was my goal to take a different approach to my printmaking repertoire and push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m feeling vulnerable so i’m certain I achieved this. This grant offered the perfect opportunity to not only highlight my passion for Florida’s natural heritage, while, more importantly, provided a space to advocate for the preservation of it. I’m looking forward to the opening and everything after. All and nothing.