Sigrid Zahner is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Purdue University. Born in London, England, her current research is based on the iconoclastic leadership of the Dada movement which she feels is a model and reminder that art, by definition, needs to be forever in a state of flux. Her work is materials based, but includes any medium or dimension that will lend itself to her interest in our attachment to religion, judgment and the constant sacrifice of our children to war. She was the recipient of both a creative renewal grant from the IAC in 2002, and an individual grant in 2005. Sigird is proud to be the first straight featured artist included in Gertrude Journal.