“It is in nature that we can best see ourselves.”

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Kristina Drake moved to California in 2014 where she currently lives and works. A sculptor since childhood, she explores themes like death and change through the lens of the natural world. Animal skulls, insects and geology feature prominently in her art, impressing upon the viewer a sense of time and space. She has shown in galleries across the country and works with aquariums and museums to help spread awareness for ongoing conservation efforts. She believes strongly that using the natural world in art as an allegory helps us to better understand ourselves and can bring attention to conservation efforts and institutions that work to protect our environment.