Member Meeting: Crystal Neubauer will create a dialogue around the issues of self worth, identity, and human value.
Crystal sees salvaged and found objects as a metaphor for our lives and seeks to bring them together in a way that opens the viewer to a deeper experience of an overarching theme of personal redemption – where every part of who you are is embraced and nurtured as important to the whole. Whether rendered in a 3-dimensional assemblage fashion, or a 2D picture plane, her fascination begins with found papers. She calls her process intuitive, but it all boils down to learning to trust and open herself to the voice inside; the one that can guide creative decisions and bring about a much richer work of art. Her presentation will be very insightful.
Crystal is the 2018 recipient of the RAM Artist Fellowship, with a featured solo show at the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts currently hanging through November 2019. Her work is represented in Seattle, Scottsdale, and Chicago. Crystal has authored a book on the art of collage, teaches workshops nationwide, and seeks to educate and elevate the perception of collage as a fine art medium.