Cathy Aten / Artist / Painting with Dirt when you have MS

Cathy Aten is a Santa Fe, NM artist who lives with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. She is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, as well as a poet. Aten shifted from working in paint to sculpture and installation  art using natural materials, like dirt. Aten explains her work with dirt: “it is about bringing dirt inside so that we can let it inform out lives more directly—instead of sweeping it out the door.”