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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio- Z-Slash

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio- Z-Slash

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Our featured artist for September is Z-Slash

 

Here's a little bit about the artist, in his own words:

 

‘My name and where I’m from really isn’t important.  What is important, to me anyway, is my art.  I don’t wake up everyday like a Folger’s commercial.  I don’t see a lot of rainbows and happy faces, so that is reflected in my art.  I try to grasp the feelings of anger and sadness that I’m constantly surrounded with and turn them in to visual pieces.  Sometimes I do find myself making things that are lighter in nature, but for the most part I tend to deal with ‘real’ topics and images. 

Art is a ‘spectator sport’ of sorts.  It doesn’t really matter what I had in mind when I made it.  What matters is what YOU see.  Any chance you get, stop and take a look.  Find out what you see in things that you normally pass by.  You might be surprised.’

 

Most of Z-Slash's work is created by using found materials: bottle tops, string, salvaged lumber. 

 

The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit www.heartside.orgFacebook and our Flickr page to keep up with us, to learn about volunteering and other ways to get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio, and can be reached at [email protected]

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