First Friday Febuary 6th, 2011

Summer Little:    Before I could ever read or write I was drawing pictures.   Art has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember.   father is an amazing artist, so I’ve been blessed with artistic inspiration and resources my whole life.  Though my style and skill has continually progressed throughout the years, I don’t quite yet feel that I’ve found my ‘niche’…but am getting closer.  To me these pieces represent my experimentation with formal and contextual elements, expressed through my abstract style. These works are best characterized as a compilation of texture, color, shape, movement, line and imagination.

 

Michaela Davis:  Art has always been my favorite subject, which has led me to explore many mediums over the years: carving, basket-weaving, decoupage, journaling, scrapbooking, beading, collage, knitting, photography, and mosaics. In college I even experimented with digital media including Illustrator, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. I finally discovered the visceral quality I’d been searching for when I began oil painting after I broke my knee in the spring of 2009.

I dreamed of pursuing a career in art, but my family had always made it clear that they did not consider it a viable career. I ended up in psychology because it fulfilled my interest in the way different people perceive and interpret the world around us. My interest in perception and interpretation led to my current art paradigm.  My current work focuses on an idea I’ve termed “Visual Texture.” My goal with Visual Texture is for the viewer to be able to FEEL the texture of the piece simply by looking at it.

 

Ashley Bosse: I have always loved art and creative expression, I have been creating art and crafting for as long as I can remember. In high school some days the only reason I even made it to school was so I could progress on or complete the work I was doing in art class. Art has always been a less expensive form of therapy for me with projects reflecting the mindsets I am in at the time.  I am fascinated with color and color progression, visually watching one color change to the next. I enjoy working with popular cultural images.  My current work focuses on the sculptural quality of the human skull and how underneath we are all fundamentally the same and adorning the same “canvas” in different ways.