Digital print on metal

8×12 inches

Youpa has a BFA in acting and directing from the University of Montana and she graduated with an MA in Psychology and Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In 1993 Youpa co-founded Living Art of Montana, where she has facilitated workshops for 22 years exploring the arts to enhance aliveness and support resilience.

Youpa grew up living in “National forests: the Tongass in Alaska and the Kootenai in Montana” where her father was a forest ranger, and says, “I feel a sense of being home when I am with water and trees. With keen attention to detail I collaborate with materials such as alder bark or light on water to illuminate and revitalize our connection to the earth.”

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