Hello, my name is Stella Maria Baer, and I am a painter and photographer. I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I live in Colorado with my husband Seth, our boys Wyeth and Whitman, and our sheepdog. In my work, I explore the mythology of the desert and the cosmology of space. In my paintings, I work in watercolor and oil. In my photographs, I look at the relationship between how we see women’s bodies and how we treat our land. Six years ago, I started asking more questions about where the paint I use comes from, how it’s made, and what it is made from. These questions led me to start making paint from dirt and sand – to create work not just inspired by a landscape but made from the land itself.