When I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2014 at the age of 28, I didn’t realize that what felt like a tragedy was actually the beginning of an awakening. The wayward life I’d cultivated up until that point was decimated, and a string of further devastations followed.
It would take years for the dust to settle, and eventually the long lost artist within me began to emerge and communicate new ideas. In tandem, my desire to become wholly enmeshed with nature grew. In 2017 my partner Dan and I moved on to 12 acres and began living our farm dreams. We started a perennial nursery, Foggy Blossom Farm, the following year. With perspective I see how alignment and clarity wouldn’t have been possible without my years of catastrophe.
My work explores the malleability of the physical form, personal identity, loss, and intersections between humans and nature.
b. 1985 Elmira, NY
BA Art & Visual Technology, concentration in Photography
George Mason University
Betsy Brockett lives just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Her work includes photography, creative writing, and sculpture.