Amberlee Rosolowich’s most recent works have been influenced by her youth. As she describes, her “work is inspired by a hidden and quiet side of my childhood; juxtaposing peculiar and darker experiences with the imaginary protection of animals. Fearful moments, made brighter by sharing and understanding secrets with animal ‘friends’. These paintings of life moments are augmented and playfully set along with current stories of my present. In some pieces the animals themselves are able to share the emotions that often seem minute.”
Rosolowich’s mother worked as a zookeeper and aquarium show diver, and the artist became interested in animal behaviour early on. As she states, “I imagined these animals as my chit-chat friends. I spent many of my younger years pretending they would protect me in opposing moments and that they could understand the parts of my mind and heart that I kept quiet.” Rosolowich’s works are at the same time fanciful and behaviour oriented. To see more of her works, click here.
- Lee Jones