Michelle Y. Williams

Untitled 16-11

Untitled 16-11
Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 58, $7825

Azure Bay

Azure Bay
Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 x 70, $6450

Elapse

Elapse
Mixed Media on Canvas, 51 x 47, $5400

Her Arctic

Her Arctic 26x23
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Her Ice

Her Ice
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Her Lavender

Her Lavender
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Her Sunrise

Her Sunrise
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Her Chiffon

Her Chiffon
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Cuts Series

Cuts Series
Mixed Media on Metal Between Plexiglass, 15 x 15, $750 each

Cuts Series

Cuts Series
Mixed Media on Metal Between Plexiglass, 15 x 15, $750 each

Cuts Series

Cuts Series
Mixed Media on Metal Between Plexiglass, 15 x 15, $750 each

Her Lagoon

  Her Lagoon
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Untitled 16-21

  Untitled 16-21
Mixed Media on Canvas, 54 x 54

Crescendo

  Crescendo
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 70

Tidal

  Tidal
Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 x 70

Untitled 16-28

  Untitled 16-28
Mixed Media on Canvas, 31 x 64

Fracture

  Fracture
Mixed Media on Canvas, 51 x 47

Plan P

  Plan P
Mixed Media on Canvas, 35 x 28

Found 31

  Found 31
Mixed Media on Panel, 19 x 18

Found 30

  Found 30
Mixed Media on Panel, 19 x 18

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Azure Bay thumbnail
Elapse thumbnail
Her Arctic 26x23 thumbnail
Her Ice thumbnail
Her Lavender thumbnail
Her Sunrise thumbnail
Her Chiffon thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Her Lagoon thumbnail
Untitled 16-21 thumbnail
Crescendo thumbnail
Tidal thumbnail
Untitled 16-28 thumbnail
Fracture thumbnail
Plan P thumbnail
Found 31 thumbnail
Found 30 thumbnail

Artist Statement

“Inspiration for my work is both selective and completely random. I’m certain that influences must come, to a certain degree, from things that enliven and excite me – imperfections, flaws, rust,
asymmetry, the texture of concrete, peeling paint from something old, the principles of wabi-sabi – and artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly, Eva Hesse, Hans Josephsohn and Louise Nevelson. Despite all that stimulus, I find that approaching a blank canvas and simply beginning with no preconceived notions of the end result provides greater gratification. I endeavor to find balance within the work, light vs dark, expressionism vs minimalism, and in that process must instinctively recognize when it feels complete. Using varied elements in my work – acrylics, oils, sand and pure pigments – and applying these to different substrates – canvas, metal, Plexiglas, wood and clay, I eliminate any self- imposed constraints in the creative process. Not confining myself to one medium enables me to experiment, explore and evolve- invariably refining my craft. Through primarily non-representational imagery, the observer is left with only abstract emotions and instinctual responses towards the painting – feelings and memories are free to manifest based on actual life experiences. If I am able to engage the observer, make a connection which couldn’t be conveyed verbally and ultimately elicit a visceral reaction – my work is done.”