The human body, with all of its vitality, mutability, and scars, is an accretion of stardust. And it oxidizes. So, I make its image by oxidizing sheet silver and silver leaf on silk, recycled kimono fabric, or paper, adding oil paint, graphite, or whatever medium adds an element of surprise. – Trude Parkinson
Trude Parkinson is a visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Arizona State University and has served on the Art Department faculties of Marylhurst University and Arizona State University.
Her work has been exhibited at the Portland Art Museum, Marylhurst University, and at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. She has had solo exhibitions at The Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the University of Arizona, and Wolfson College, Oxford University, England. Her work is in many collections nationally and internationally, including the Henry Ford Collection and the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.