Natalie Ciccoricco’s series, DOWN THE COLOR HOLE is an exploration into color and the concept of multiple dimensions. She uses embroidery thread on images of old books and magazines to create the visual illusion of a new vantage point - a glitch in space and time from which the image seems to explode or implode, depending on how you look at it.
The decidedly feminine, powerful feeling of Marine Futin's work is clear in her abstract series, MOUVEMENT. Futin's fluid use of acrylic, pastel and stark white canvas creates a tangible emotion - a mood of it’s own within each artwork.
Chelsea Mandell’s series of work, FRACTALS is an exploration on the shoreline of the Bay Area coast. Beach to beach, she take her watercolors and after swimming, surfing or walking the beach she attempts to distill the energy, movement and color that she feels. Her artistic expression takes form via the enso to evoke the intense feelings of wholeness and awe experienced at the ocean. This is mirrored by sculptures that are thrown and then cut in a single motion to try and create a perfect circle or enso.
Sinking into a bathtub. Holding your breath while you lay at the bottom of a pool. Floating on your back in the sea. A shared desire to be enveloped by something bigger and more powerful than us. Bethany Eden’s series, CLEANSE explores the sense of weightlessness we experience when we interact with water. She uses the watercolor medium to experiment with the many forms that water takes. Immersed in water, you feel the wight of your burdens and regrets lifted. Water has a cleansing power. Our achievements, troubles, constructed identities wash away in the presence of something great and unknowable.