"Ahren Hertel was born in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1979. Ahren received his BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. After graduating, he moved to Reno, Nevada where he later received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he now teaches painting and drawing as an adjunct professor. Ahren’s new series is a visualization of the everyday damage we do to the environment. His work depicts women making direct attacks on nature using sticks and stones."