Michelle Y. Williams

Elapse

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

Her Ice

Her Ice
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

Untitled 18-16

  Untitled 18-16
Mixed Media on Canvas, 50 x 42

Windfall

  Windfall
Acrylic on Canvas, 41 x 70

Fraction

  Fraction
Mixed Media on Canvas, 52 x 47

Her Lavender

  Her Lavender
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Her Lagoon

  Her Lagoon
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Untitled 16-11

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

Untitled 16-21

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

Arroyo

  Arroyo
Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 x 70

Untitled 18-15

  Untitled 18-15
Mixed Media on Canvas, 54 x 54

Crescendo

  Crescendo
Mixed Media on Canvas, 40 x 70

Her Arctic

  Her Arctic
Photo Print on Plexiglas, 26 x 23

Azure Bay

  Azure Bay
Mixed Media on Canvas, 41 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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Her Ice thumbnail
Her Sunrise thumbnail
Her Chiffon thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Cuts Series thumbnail
Untitled 18-16 thumbnail
Windfall thumbnail
Fraction thumbnail
Her Lavender thumbnail
Her Lagoon thumbnail
Untitled 16-11 thumbnail
Untitled 16-21 thumbnail
Arroyo thumbnail
Untitled 18-15 thumbnail
Crescendo thumbnail
Her Arctic thumbnail
Azure Bay 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.”