Fourth of July


This is the only picture we've got; it was a hoot! The village rallied around the birth of our nation in the form of a parade down the main strip, a rubber duck race down the Oswegatchie from car bridge to foot bridge, hot dogs and bake sale via Wanakena Historical Association. Honey Jar performing LIVE on the lawn provided a musical cherry on top. The W.H.A has some photos on their facebook here.

on view


In celebration of THREE YEARS of wilderness-art exploration in conjunction with the GATEWAY TO WILDERNESS PROJECT Otto's Abode will have various art-ifacts on view - rotating and developing-  throughout the summer.

on view

PRINTS by MORGAN FINK PAIXAO (on view until sold out)

Growing up, my mom always had art supplies available for me and my sister to play around and explore with. I feel so grateful that creativity was always encouraged in my family! My introduction to oil painting wasn't until later in high school when I was given the opportunity to attend a summer workshop series with three different regional artists. 

In college, I studied studio art with a focus in painting in addition to geographic science! I loved how the combination of my majors enabled me to have a balanced blend of art and science. 

For the last several years, my focus has been on the forest. There's just something about it! I love being in the woods and the presence that trees have. To me, I feel comforted by them, like they're giving me a big hug by simply being there. Maybe it's a biological thing? They create shelter and enable an incredible variety of life forms to exist. Aside from all that, I love the form of the forest, and how I can so freely abstract the shapes, colors, and lines to create something new and different, yet still recognizable.