Linda Hunsaker's work is driven by her wanderlust. Capturing images and feelings of places she visits is the inspiration for her quietly moving multi-layered prints. Her artist statement/poem explains:
"I go some place where I have never been before. A particular image from that place sticks with me. Maybe it is some iconic, touristy thing. That's OK. Maybe it is something seemingly insignificant. That's OK, too. Now that image is charged with my remembrance of the place. It takes time to resolve itself. My work is not spontaneous. I like to keep it going until it takes on a life of its own. Maybe some viewers will see it that way, too."
Hunsaker, a printmaker/mixed media artist/illustrator/fiber artist, graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She attended City College of San Francisco and studied printmaking at Sonoma State University, California. She is a member of the Boston Printmakers, Los Angeles Printmakers Society and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Hunsaker has work in the collections of the State of New Mexico, Sarasota County, Florida, and the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. She has had five one-person shows and has exhibited in over fifty group exhibitions through out the United States. Hunsaker lives and works in Santa Fe and spends the winters in Sarasota where she also has a studio.
Hunsaker says about her art making “… human beings have been drawing for 40,000 years or so. I see no reason to stop now. Printmaking evolves from the drawing. There is a sense of mystery and magic in the process of printmaking that fascinates me.”