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Christina McFaul

Member of the Month March 2024

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Artist Statement

Sanctuary in the Wild,’ Book Launch**

Event Details:

Date: March 16, 2024

Time: 5 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: San Diego Botanic Gardens, 300 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Join photographer Christina McFaul on March 16, 2024, from 5 PM to 8:30 for the launch and large-scale exhibition of her photography book, ‘Sanctuary in the Wild.’ This event, set in the lush Conservatory of the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, promises an evening of art, nature, and inspiration. Her work captures the beauty of the wild and sparks a vital conversation about our role in preserving the environment.

In her monograph, Christina delves into the essence of our primal bond with nature as seen through the eyes of two young brothers, uncovering the magic and mysteries of the wilderness and returning us to our inner child. The book, a limited edition of 200, includes an original print signed by the artist.

Additionally, the evening will include a unique exhibition of photographs taken by emerging young artists mentored by Christina, showcasing the next generation of photographers.



“Having grown up on a lake nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains of California, I found my sanctuary amidst the rolling hills of oaks and Malibu Creek State Park. This profound connection with the wild instilled in me a deep respect for our environment and a desire to protect it. My photography is an extension of this passion, capturing the raw essence of nature and highlighting the urgent need for conservation. Through my lens, I want to inspire others to see the beauty of our natural world and understand our critical role in preserving it.”

Christina McFaul graduated from Brooks Institute of Design in 2001. Her art illuminates the interconnectedness between humans and nature, challenging the notion of separation. She continues to foster a bond between children and the natural world by mentoring young artists in nature photography and emphasizing the importance of preserving our shared planet. Her photography has been featured in exhibitions across the US and Europe. Datz Press published her latest book, ‘Sanctuary in the Wild,’ in 2024.