Anneliese Tatham

Anneliese Tatham ’21, West St. Paul, earned a University of Minnesota Morris Briggs Library Associates Art Award for her pieces Seed Stories and Nourish in the Juried Art Exhibition.
Both pieces depict the power of food in our lives. Nourish, which is an etching, shows a face peeking out of a seed as if being born. Seed Stories, a dry point, showcases the three sisters of Native American agriculture: winter squash, maize, and climbing beans.
“Seeds have a deep meaning for many people and cultures,” Tatham said. “They are passed down generation after generation. As someone with food allergies, food is a big part of my life.”
As an environmental science and environmental studies major, Tatham uses art as a way to process what she learns in class. Taking a sustainable farming internship after graduating from high school, Tatham connected with an individual there who encouraged the young artist to nurture her creative interests.
After graduation Tatham hopes to work in the food system supporting farmers and working toward food security as well as food sovereignty.

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