Chloe Calhoun is a BFA student at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a minor in History of Art and Visual Culture. The artist explores hybrid female human-botanical figures as visualizations of complex human emotions. She is fascinated by the bodily, physical experience of emotions. She wishes to be a tree. She thinks art is a very personal shouting of things one has no words for. She works with both digital and traditional printmaking processes, including digital and stone lithography and drypoint. She draws herself. She takes inspiration from female printmakers such as Kiki Smith and the denigration of paper as a feminine medium. She feels a responsibility to create the representation she wishes to see. From childhood, she has been drawn to reclaiming mythic female icons. She draws upon Greek mythology for vivid pictures of metamorphosis. She thinks about her hair twisting into roots. She collects dead plants.