On Crooked Lake, 1973. The “Book Club” summer gathering at Ruth and Russell Nash’s in Minnesota.

On Crooked Lake, 1973. The “Book Club” summer gathering at Ruth and Russell Nash’s in Minnesota.

Amy St. Onge

I spent my childhood in Iowa, my youth in upstate New York, Boston and Washington D.C, and most of my adulthood in the Pacific Northwest. I am so lucky to have the parents to which I was born. We had so many people from around the world of all backgrounds coming in and out of our home, and they instilled in me a love of art, music, education and travel, and an insatiable curiosity in the world around us.

I am endlessly fascinated with symbols and the way they inform and unlock the unconscious. Crystalizing a story through symbols and making them into images, art and video is what most moves me and brings me joy. And what I love is when, through this process, images are born that make people pause when looking at them. I think that the space of pause, where someone is open and fully present, can be so powerful.

I am deeply moved by witnessing and creating beauty, but even more I love a true expression of a concept or an idea, a moment or a person- and if the art being created holds that potent essence, there is something of beauty and impact in that, and that is what I am hoping to achieve in the work I do.

It is a great gift to support the dreams of my clients, and help give form to their ideas - whether in design work, photography, web design, video … whatever means it takes to realize what they are wishing to express or achieve.