Samantha Billig creates primarily abstract pieces with a heavy concentration on expression of emotions. Billig is interested in how creating art is a liberating way to start connecting to oneself and others. In her own work, Billig uses specific materials that allow her to work fluidly, bringing positive, calming energy into each piece. Billig uses her art and studio practice to bring awareness to collectors and sponsors about how important mental health and creative outlets are for our current and future generations.
Whether inspired by marine mollusks or city architecture, Diane Marimow’s abstract totems and wallscapes move- twisting, rolling and flowing in space. These organic forms are made from slab-constructed extruded coils of stoneware clay, which have been draped over molds. The molds are often constructed with recycled materials like Styrofoam, plastic lids and tennis balls. The glazed surfaces reflect the colors, textures and patterns found in nature and in man-made forms. Viewers have an opportunity to derive their own personal interpretation – whether Marimow’s art evokes images that are figurative, natural or non-objective.