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Paula Hendricks was born and raised in northern California. After making a life in New York City, she moved to New Mexico, where she lived for more than 10 years. In 1999 she retuned to California an now lives in San Francisco.
She has had two books published as well as numerous articles and photo essays. She has worked in advertising, run a warehouse, built online businesses, and founded an artist-owned gallery. She now manages a residential apartment building in the Tenderloin Heights in San Francisco while writing and designing books.
"My art reveals to me the world I see internally, often unconsciously. I am interested in desire and longing; what has been lost, left behind; what is just out of reach, out of frame, nearby; what is right in front of my face, but not seen clearly until I create the artistic image. I love discovering the mystery in the everyday.
"My time spent in cities by water, the high desert, and mythic sacred space inform my work. I am interested in energy and spirit.
"These pieces were written during my years in Santa Fe and Corrales, New Mexico. Now that' I'm gone from the high desert 5 years now, I can let them go."