SAN ANSELMO, Calif. – Artist Kathleen Edwards had an “evangelical Christian childhood with a troubled mother” and a father who “went along with the program,” she says. She and her sister “were not allowed to watch hardly any television,” the 62-year-old Edwards says during a phone interview from her home in the San Francisco Bay Area. “Way back then there were no video games. We made up worlds.”
Those worlds included a “crowd of characters” they created and portrayed in improvised plays, including Lyn with her “protruding neck tendons,” her children Spotty the rabbit and the girl Hoa with the frozen face, and two male witches, Ronnie and Culeeps.