I work directly with materials that are connected to life cycles in the landscape: seeds, leaves, fallen branches and ash. I approach my daily contact with these materials as a practice of sensitivity, a meditation on presence and change.
Working directly with leaves, ash, and bark from fallen trees, Aaron McKnight constructs forms
inspired by the flux of nature’s processes. Identification with the natural world through the
faculty of attention is the primary focus of his studio practice and he works in methodical
processes analogous to growth in nature, layering paper-thin materials to achieve sculptural
Aaron McKnight was born in Seattle, WA in 1987. His works have been exhibited at Bainbridge
Island Museum of Art and Vashon Center for the Arts. In 2017 Aaron was awarded with a
Morris Graves Foundation residency. McKnight lives and works on Bainbridge Island, WA.