Torina Stark is a textile shape shifter, mixed media artist, writer and teacher. Torina combines her love of nature with different mediums to create art that challenges the ordinary. Her work is visually-layered creating a sense of how craft and art walk hand-in-hand with nature. When she creates, she draws on her experiences of living immersed in the northwoods of Minnesota to establish a sense that we are firmly connected to and affecting our Earth. Torina uses her art as therapy to cope with her disabilities and also to put her voice into a world that undervalues humans who are not in the traditional workforce.

In addition, Torina’s art, writing and photography has been featured online by UPPERCASE Magazine, HUE Magazine, The Stewardship Project, Tiny Seeds Literary Journal, PROVE Art Collective and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency mostly in relation to art that promotes environmental stewardship.

Artist Statement

My work accompanies me in all facets of my life. Each medium I use intertwines with the next. Nature’s complexities and beauty infuses each piece with its tendrils, infectious and comforting. Regardless of medium, color and shape guide me to capture the many beautiful facets of entire universes that reside within seemingly individual forms. 

I believe climate change is real, Black lives matter, women should control their own bodies, science is valued knowledge, no human is illegal, Trans lives matter and love is love. 


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