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The odds and ends in the creative  world of Thendara M Kida-Gee.

Through the Trees to the Mountains 2.0

Through the Trees to the Mountains , Art on Main, 25 W Main Street, Auburn wa 98001

An installation by artist Thendara M Kida-Gee Sponsored by the Auburn Arts Commission


Coming this April 20th A new installation - working on the theme of the last through the trees to the mountains is the world evolving from my first world created in Through the Trees (Shunpike Storefronts 2016) This time things are different, from more raw organic set of trees with digital highlights towards a more digital plastic world…. shh don’t want to say too much just yet.It will be in situ nearly four months so plenty of time. There is a coffee shop right next door to the window gallery, so pop in get a coffee check out my mountains and then list all the other great public art auburn has to offer!

Kitsap Shores

A visit to Joemma Beach State Park , nice walk with a dog and a camera and perhaps a fun resistant teen. Some photographs I am just finding that have been sat here since last year waiting for me to play with them…. a meander on the coast in better weather as I manage to immerse myself in sunny topics while in the midst of a day long down pour!

the local mall

Some images coming soon from the local shopping mall, here’s a taster.

My local mall fascinates me, it is like malls from the 90’s in Buffalo, the first generation malls that were fading out but still sat there open despite a lack of businesses, maybe more for the mall walkers who started early and lapped you at least a few times. I often wonder why I am drawn to places like this. Was it growing up in a city with a downtown that perpetually faded through my childhood? IS it finding beauty in places that others no longer see as valid, as cool as the place to go.

Abandoned on the way out of the Rainforest

noticed this place as we entered the rain forest back in the spring, then managed to do a bit of puttering about before heading home. Talula didn’t fancy a poke about and stayed in the car, I saw there was an area that looked freshly used and perhaps inhabited so I stayed away from that area. Was a brilliant few days with both nature and some beloved dilapidation.

A&W closed down in Port Orchard, this was the final sale.

so a historical burger joint in Port Orchard closed two years into us living here. it had occupied the space for fifty years. I had wanted to photograph it when it was fully functioning and took it for granted, as a local institution that it would remain. A missed opportunity was not completely lost when they had a closing down sale and I asked if I might photograph the place in the consequence of it’s ending. These are just a few of the photographs from the restaurant that I have processed so far , more to come.

Goodbye A&W Port Orchard, thank you for letting me take these images away with me as a memento.


as we enter the autumn and the news is intense I make sure to make space to step away from everything news oriented and do some art. This has been a big art week. I’ve been creating new collages, covering finished pieces in resin and processing photos I took when the weather was warm. These beauties are from a friend’s childhood home I had the chance to explore with her. more to come as a imagine the need to create and perhaps break from news is not going to fade anytime soon.

Exciting exhibition news to come!