Luma Yoga and Family Center – Sasha Neese

1010 Center St
Santa Cruz, 95060
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This month’s First Friday will feature the works of Sasha Neese. 

Sasha is gifted with a wonderful vision. Her creations capture both the visual and visceral sensations of a moment in time. She approaches each project as a unique experience. Her eye for light, composition and form makes an ordinary moment extraordinary. Her art evokes in the viewer that amazing transition between reality and imagination.

Artist's Statement:

"These paintings were created in a time of grief as a process of reconnecting with a place of peace and space within the chaos of intense and overwhelming emotion. I have always loved nature and the exploration of dreams and these works are a play between the two: a blending of the lines between what is real and what is imagined and how our emotions dictate how we perceive the world that surrounds us.

I wish to convey a sense of wonder and awe for both the vastness and the intimacy of our internal journey, as well as for the external world through which we move. Both the moon and trees are common themes of my paintings hinting at the concepts of growth and connection,  and the intention of lifting ourselves to greater heights. Ansel Adams’ work has been a great inspiration to me and I strive to emulate his love of light and substance in many of my pieces.

I will leave it to each person to find their own stories within the works. I encourage you to get up close and discover your own reactions to the paintings and share what you discover! Art is created out of the relationship between the work and viewer’s experience.  I very much hope that you enjoy."

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