Rebecca Brockman Schneider

Artist Statement

Nature inspires me daily no matter where I find myself, from a northern forest filled with club mosses to a city sidewalk that hosts a fascinating insect. Making art expresses my wonder at these encounters, and the creative process itself brings me joy. I have lived in Dane County for over 30 years and am a life-long Wisconsin resident, growing up in rural central Wisconsin. I earned Batchelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point before coming to the University of Wisconsin Madison to earn a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry. I find the skill sets of artist and scientists to be intertwined in many ways, particularly in the level of curiosity and attentiveness to the world inherent to both groups. I celebrate the natural landscape, using visual imagery to invite others to appreciate our incredible earth.