Robin Johanna Archer

I grew up in a small town on the midwestern prairie, and I am still drawn to that wide-open landscape, old houses, quiet main streets, and the everyday objects that I imagine my grandmothers would have used. I document what inspires me with watercolor, gouache, and the camera lens, searching for a broader story in the nature, buildings, and objects that link the past to the present in an echo of memory, place, and time. I live in Minneapolis with my husband and dog. I also enjoy cooking, traveling, reading, writing, and exploring my neighborhood and city, while taking way too many photos of my welsh terrier, Scout.

We tell ourselves stories

in order to live.

— Joan Didion, The White Album