By Ashley D. Pierce
"I created “Enchanted Pool” for Slurping Turtle restaurant as a place where their magical turtle might live. I love creating imagery that is familiar yet otherworldly and I enjoy painting the moon and stars whenever I can. I wanted the space to spark the imagination and encourage the viewer to create their own narrative with the piece."
About the Artist
Ashley D. Pierce is a self-taught mixed media artist born and residing in Columbus, Ohio. Working on a wood panel, utilizing watercolor, colored pencil and carving with a Dremel tool, Pierce creates characters and scenes from what she describes as an invisible world hidden just beneath a thin film of our reality.
Pattern and texture play an important role in her work as she states it allows her time to build relationships and work out conflicts with her subject matter. The unique and narrative style invites and encourages the viewer to create their own story and dialog with each piece.
Pierce continues to explore new tools such as wood burners and sculptural elements to incorporate into her work. She invites new challenges and opportunities to expand her creative world and share her art.