black and white photogrph of Isabel W.S. and Miriam Sagan

Photo by Julia Goldberg


Isabel W.S. (Winson-Sagan) is the builder and manager of a Tiny House at Browncastle Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she works in a family business consortium that includes solar energy and tourism. She has studied traditional European woodcarving with master Bulgarian carver Ivan Dimitrov for almost decade. She is an art student at Santa Fe Community College and holds a B.A. with honors in Religious Studies/Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. Her photography, suminagashi, and collages have appeared in several print and electronic magazines, including Ninth Letter, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Truck, and Rogue Agent. Her shows include the “Bees and Wax” exhibit at Tubac Center for the Arts, local DIY art space Zephyr, the Arts and Design Juried Student Showcase at SFCC, for which she received “Best Of” award for woodcarving, and Studio Kura Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan, among others. Her work can also be found in private collections. Her two books, in collaboration with poet Miriam Sagan, are the e-book “Swimming in Reykjavik” (The Moon Press) and “Spilled Ink” (Miriam’s Well Press) for which she did the typography and design. As part of this continuing mother/daughter collaboration, Winson-Sagan has been an international artist in residence at Studio Kura in Japan, an artist in residence at Wildacres in North Carolina, at a printmaking residency at Herekeke Arts Center in New Mexico, and for a short term guest residency at SIM House in Iceland. Her full resume can be found here.

Other websites:

Maternal Mitochondria

Sumi A Day

The Baba Yaga House