Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

Working in photography, digital, scanography, painting (encaustic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, mixed-media), and public art...

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Inspiration is all around me within my own urban garden oasis located in Tacoma, Washington. I now photograph nature using my smartphone. I find the immediacy and convenience of this technology allows me to seize the moment as nature and light unfolds.

I also photograph floral arrangements that I create using flowers from my garden and neighborhood. I feel these images demonstrate my passion for sculpture and painting as well as photography.

My current goal is to show through my imagery the beauty of nature that surrounds us all. We just need to walk out our back door, look, be patient and suddenly we will see all the wonders that are so near.
My Scanographic digital photography (a form of 3D digital image capture) of flowers and seashells artwork has been reviewed by Tacoma Weekly as being “extremely sharp and detailed…a woman’s vision is apparent in every piece”.

I have work in private, corporate and public collections including:
- Artwork in permanent Pierce County Arts & Cultural Services in both mixed-media and Scanography (a form of 3D digital image capture)
- Art installation and encaustic/constructs for Barefoot Studios in 2008
- My work has been shown many galleries including the Auburn City Hall, Centennial Center Gallery in Kent, WA and the Helen S. Smith Gallery.
- Exhibition at Art Slam in 2009 in the Rialto Theatre in Tacoma, Washington.

During 2009 I worked with the students from McCarver Elementary to produce a public art installation of Cultural Identity Tiles that are now part of a bench facing the playground for the Zina Linnik Park project as part of a memorial within McCarver Park located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington.

I enjoy writing short stories especially for children. The themes of which are mainly centered on our ability to use our imagination to create beautiful worlds inside our minds using our surroundings as inspiration; to have wonder, to have awe about life, as well as, wonder in mind about ideas and possibilities.
I also write poetry.

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain.
All images are copyright . All The Materials Contained May Not Be Reproduced, Copied, Edited, Published, Transmitted Or Downloaded in Any Way. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited

Journal entry: Veteran-Civilian Dialogue, War and Words

Community resources for military and their families

REMEMBER how good it is to support the arts

2010 Art Slam spoken word artist, Deborah Renee-Greatness 18:02*


My Our War project began when I learned of my brother’s deployment to the Middle East.

The artwork in Our War represents a journal entry, for a particular day, that begins in the Summer of 2010.

I do a visual or written work of art during my brother’s deployment that shares what I think of the war, what I am feeling, what I have learned about the war, what I have learned about global issues related to the war and what I have shared with my brother deployed in Our War and our relationship during Our War.

This is my way to honor, to respect, and to reflect upon his service during his deployment as well as all who serve in our war.


  • Joined: July 2010


I feel more alive when I get outside

Amazing isn’t when we change our perspective / Just went outside tonight / In the rain / In the dark / Stepped outside / Took another look / And how fresh it felt / To step outside for another look / To breathe the fresh air / Felt so good
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Another truth about me: In Honor of Women

Another truth about me: In Honor of Women / Just like the truth about how an Aunt works in a garden, a mother works, lives, loves and lives a life to build a story garden for her family as her Grandfather did in the Midwest he built a ballpark long before the movie and there were taffy pulls in the winter because that is what people did back then doesn’t makes but it is what it is / Taffy p…
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Don't ever ask me to feel sorry for a football player

TBI? Really, because before there was an acronym for getting knocked around or beat up… / Before there was a term for when someone hit you so hard you couldn’t get your bearings, you couldn’t find your place, your standing you know what I mean, those who have been there; / So, here we are in this day and age where now we are asked, I am asked to feel sorry for football players …
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This crazy wonderful world we live--Truth and laughter and sorrow exist together

Some things just are true and funny at the same time / Thank goodness / It helps us I know it helps me to live and enjoy this crazy wonderful world we live in / [Video]
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