Fables of Place + Past

Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson, an artist & farmer based in the Pacific Northwest. My whimsical, nostalgic art explores how flora & fauna tell the stories of different places, times, and seasons.

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“Landscape is not matter nor merely nature, rather it enjoys a luminosity. Landscape is numinous. Each field has a different name, and in each place something different happened. Landscape has a secret and silent memory, a narrative of presence where nothing is ever lost or forgotten.”

– JOHN O’DONOHUE, ANAM CARA

I am going to my own hearth-stone,
Bosomed in yon green hills alone, —
A secret nook in a pleasant land,
Whose groves the frolic fairies planned;
Where arches green, the livelong day,
Echo the blackbird’s roundelay,
And vulgar feet have never trod
A spot that is sacred to thought and God.

– RALPH WALDO EMERSON, “GOOD-BYE”

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Fables of Place + Past

Welcome! I’m Kristin Haakenson – an artist & farmer based in the Pacific Northwest, my whimsical art explores how flora & fauna tell the story of Place and the history that speaks through it.

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