Here's a little shameless plugging for my friend's art show. It's seriously sooooo good.
If you are in the Eau Claire area, I HIGHLY suggest swinging by Volume One's Local Store to check out their current art exhibit. The show is by my good friend, Ashley Harrington, who does some AMAZING work. I love her blending of non-traditional art materials such as cooking spices, gunpowder, and knives. I was particularly drawn to the painting above. She starts with water media to paint the surface and then adds cooking spices to create a textured ground. What really drew me into the piece though was how she cut into the paper. You can faintly see the lines the knife left in the colored area of the painting. She used the knife to carve scenes of cities into the paper. This creates a ghost-like effect of cities and nature throughout time.
It was great being able to see how her artistic talents and ideas have developed since she graduated!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.