About the Artist

Whitney is a cheerful nihilist. She likes creepy things and happy animals. She will not apologize for her art. Her facial expressions are thoroughly unsuitable for film, so she might apologize for those. Whitney thinks everyone has the capacity to become a creator. She lives in a Knoxville necropolis with her husband Andrew (of Dead Wood Walking Sticks), their dog Meryl, and two cats. The Petelkas also keep two ponies, neither of whom Andrew can ride.

Whitney "Airpants" Petelka

b. 1987

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Day Job: On-Site Caretaker & Docent at Historic Bethel Cemetery

Podcasting: Host & Producer for creative interview podcast Authors in Abstract.

Hobbies: Horseback Riding, Gardening, Dead Things.

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