ABOUT THE ART:

Each piece begins by examining shapes derived from various types of maps. These can range from locations of personal importance to brain scans of different states of mind. Every map serves as an anchor for the internal navigation of my soul. What follows can be seen as a point of departure for the rest of the composition.

My work is densely layered to represent the great lengths one must travel to understand the self. Like each of my works we go through stages of development on our personal journey. Some of these stages we wish to hide away and never reflect upon again. Other stages we display with pride.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Callie Ferraro Ayers graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art. Since then she has established herself as an emerging Contemporary Abstract Painter. Callie’s work has been featured in many galleries and juried fine art fairs, as well as received the attention of Contemporary Art collectors nationwide.

Additionally, Callie has over 10 years of Art Educator experience including teaching classes for adults and children with special needs. Ayers currently lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. You may visit Callie at her studio in Asheville's River Arts District at Wedge Studios.