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Heather Abshire

I use my work to better understand and share my anxieties. I've struggled with anxiety most of my life and creating art became an escape, but also a tool to help regain control. When I extract and combined elements of this chaotic world, I can control the environment presented to the audience. My pieces mimic a dream-like state with endless possibilities of where and when. I distort my subject matter to a point where moments are identifiable but the reality is questionable. By playing with complementary colors, juxtaposition and perspective I create tension along with balance within the composition. For me, each piece is a search to make fragmentary parts of this world connect and establish something new. Either through collage or painting, the work challenges the viewer's percept

 

WEBSITE: www.heatherabshireart.com

EMAIL:  habshire006@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM: @heather_abshire

"It Just Blooms" 2019
"It Just Blooms" 2019

Acrylic and collage on paper, 18" x 12"

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"Cinched" 2021
"Cinched" 2021

Acrylic on illustration board, 16" x 20"

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"Afternoon Light" 2021
"Afternoon Light" 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"

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"Shadows and Walls"
"Shadows and Walls"

Acrylic and collage on paper

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