Best Wishes From Afar
Ash Woodworth, an artist based in British Columbia, brings nature with her wherever she goes: light and dark are commanding players in her intricate drawings. The light makes visible what she will allow you to see, while the dark masks, opening into endless space that feels at times like the darkest reaches of the solar system. These black holes whisper a reminder that mother nature still has infinite secrets we are incapable of understanding. This is presented as a comfort, like standing in the desert under the vast star strewn sky, her works remind us that our worries are as insignificant as dust in the wind. We are small and that is a wonderful thing.
“I live at the edge of a forest and I am fortunate enough to step over a fence and immediately be surrounded by trees. I always take my camera with me, as I wander through the forest, snapping at any moment that calls to me. I draw from these photos, holding on to that beautiful, dark, and messy forest inside me. These drawings are as much an act of self-love as they are a true deep appreciation for the forest. I see a kinship between me and the woods, full of broken branches, and gnarled bits, wholly perfect in all its imperfections.” – Ash Woodworth