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April South-Olson

“I am fascinated by the act of creation.  Sometimes that creation is a child drawing a line on paper; sometimes it is the changing skyline that surrounds us everyday.  My work subtly exposes the human connection to the natural world by capturing a single moment in time– a connection that is easy to misplace.  Every moment we experience is a collection of our histories reflected back at us--all of our choices and everything that helped inform those choices.

‚ÄčThe encaustic medium allows me to layer the work and develop a history within the piece.  Each layer helps create the next by guiding the bristles of the brush around elevations and into the deficits. Color from previous layers bleed into the next giving direction to the final surface.”

April lives and works in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. See more of her work here.

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