W7- Artist Conversation- Andrea Lauren Williams

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Artist: Andrea Lauren Williams
Exhibition: Sacrifice
Media: Ceramic (also clay & cement)
Gallery: CSULB Art Gallery, Gallery West
Website: Mrswdubayoo.com
Instagram:AndreaWilliams

Andrea is from riverside born and raised. She is currently a undergraduate at CSULB with her major being ceramics.  Growing up she was always surrounded with art and music since it has always been in her family. In her early 20’s is when she started exploring the idea that she should get into art specifically ceramics with the motivation of her husband. She is a mom and has animals like pigs, dogs and chickens. She also use to be in a band where she played the drums. Her religion is that she is a christian but she believes her work does not focus on one religion. Her art explores her fairh  and motherhood.
 
The art work is of ceramic, rock clay, cement, most of it being cement. The art is very textural as she raises the art to be 3D instead of flat. You can see Andrea fingerprints and hard work which she says is what she likes doing in her art work. She does big scaled pieces with no bold colors but more older dulled out colors that go really good with her art and was she is trying to represent.

Her art is about religion but more than that its about sacrifice not only a specific faith but a women  and her body. She wants to represent the unnoticed qualities of a woman’s body. She does use Christ and Mary in her pieces of work. She describes her art as “religous but with a twist.” She hopes people see her art and question religion and what is art.

Andrea art is something I hadn’t seen. I had not seen religion brought into the main idea of being art. Only religious art I had seen in churches but she does put a twist on it like she says. I love that she brings her motherhood into it and represents a woman and expresses feminine idea in just a big scaled piece with her background of religion.

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