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Aubrey Garwood

Aubrey Garwood

Artist Work

Synapse
2016
Digital Collage
Dust
2016
Digital Collage
Aureole
2016
Digital Collage
Expansion
2016
Digital Collage
Coma
2016
Digital Collage

Artist Information

County
Frederick County
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

As a child I used to love when the dandelions would turn into white puff balls and carpet the grass. Like many children, I would pick one and make a wish before blowing it away. I was fascinated by how something that started as a cohesive unit could be scattered and create many dandelions. Now when I see dandelions, I feel they are a concise example of what happens in life. I started with a nuclear family, and then friends. Like the dandelion puff, we were all close together and whole, a unit. Then, seemingly all at once, everyone scatters to fulfill their purpose and propagate. The more I looked at and studied dandelions, the more I was fascinated by them. Each seed looks like a little starburst, and when they are all collected, they remind me of a galaxy. I chose to use images of deep space as a reference to create my work. I thought space was appropriate, not only because dandelion seeds actually look like stars, but because the universe is ever expanding. It seems that to move forward we must move farther apart. I can see why Einstein wanted to marry the macro and micro in a single, elegant way. The laws of nature and the universe all seem connected, although it is hard to articulate exactly how. These images are my interpretation of this truth.

Artist Bio

Aubrey is an emerging artist who is eager to gain a foothold in the art community.  She is a born and bred Maryland native from Frederick County. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Art and Design from Towson University.