FAIRBANKS — With two kids, a husband and a full-time job teaching at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Madara Mason could easily claim to be too busy to pursue her creative passions. Instead, this talented artist puts out an impressive amount of work, and her 10th show opens at the Well Street Art Company this Friday. When asked recently how she manages to be so prolific, Mason shook her head wearily as she gazed around her jam-packed home studio. 

“I get up at 4 in the morning, without fail, even on the weekends,” Mason said, conceding that she “worked like a maniac” to create her latest show. Titled “In Search of Lost Time,” the exhibit is a departure from Mason’s earlier works, which primarily featured animals.

“It’s all florals. That’s the obvious subject matter of it, but once I got close to being done with everything I realized it was more about nostalgia for me than it was about the flowers,” Mason said. 

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