Ashley Bennett

is creating Fine Art and Illustration
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About Ashley Bennett

Artist Statement
In my work I explore the deep-rooted parallels between animals, humans, and our environment, all of which posses incredible fragility and impermanence. My pieces bring attention to the conflicts in human-animal relationships, as well as the peaceful coexistence and how they affect the natural world. I use my art as a way to communicate the spiritual, the powerful, and the vulnerable expressions of both animals and humans.
My techniques and processes differ throughout my practice, however recently I have gravitated towards the mediums of watercolor and ink. This combination allows for a harmonious dance that emits a life of its own. I feel that watercolor represents the essence of my theme, due to its unrestrained nature. I consider what atmosphere would naturally surround my chosen subject and attempt to interpret it into my own manifestation. Depending on the theme of the piece, I will push and pull the figures in the environment to create a hierarchy. The figures and their atmosphere lend themselves to each other in fabricating the end result.
My pieces are ambiguous, thus allowing the viewer to reflect on their own understandings. They are an intuitive result of how I comprehend the coexistence of the Earth and my wish to explore that further.

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I want to start by saying every single Patron and dollar is so incredibly appreciated. It is more than enough for me to be able to share my work with all of you, but the thought of earning a living off of my creativity is a dream. It is something that I've been working towards for a long time and this goal would be a huge step in the right direction. Reaching this goal as well as any near future ones will help me pay my student loans, buy art supplies, and maybe one day help me reach the ultimate goal of quitting my day job and being able to dedicate my time fully to my passion. But baby steps! I'm so happy to have you here and I hope you enjoy a look inside my world.
Much love, 
Ashley 
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