Breakout Artists 2018: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers – Whit Forrester

 Whit Forrester, “Sainted Tree, Ireland,” 2016, archival inkjet print and gold leaf

Whit Forrester, “Sainted Tree, Ireland,” 2016, archival inkjet print and gold leaf

EXCERPT: "'In fifth grade I did this project called ‘The Incredible Edible Herb’ for 4H [about marjoram],' Whit Forrester says. “I ended up going to the herb shop that also doubled as the Pagan Awareness Network organizing hub, and well, it was over after that.” Spending most of their formative years in Louisville, Kentucky, Forrester has always been keen on the magical side of things, but, this is not just dabbling in esotericism. This interest signals a particular way of looking at things, one where divinity is rooted in our natural world rather than far off in the distance."

FULL TEXT: "Breakout Artists 2018: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers–Whit Forrester," Newcity Art, 2018