Ashlyn Andersen

Ashlyn Andersen is from Star Valley, Wyoming. She is a transfer student who enjoys drawing and book arts. Ashlyn is currently enrolled as a Post Undergraduate Assistant for the drawing department.

Artist Statement

My drawings portrayed in this show consist of oil pastels and pen; and the book is made with ink on BFK paper, encased in abalone shells. My main source of inspiration comes from experiences from my childhood that formed feelings of vulnerability and low self-esteem. As someone who struggles with mental health issues such as anxiety and body dysmorphia, the aim for my work is to portray negative feelings I have towards myself in a vulnerable, honest, and   romanticized  way. The intention for my drawings   are  to depict feelings of complacency and decay, alongside growth and progression. The book was made to have a more intimate relationship with the viewer, with the intention of being much more vulnerable in an enclosed space. Ultimately, I aspire to create artwork that acts as an emotional outlet for myself and reaches out to others who can relate to emotional vulnerability, anxiety, or feelings of inadequacy.   


person holding seashell book
person holding an opened seashell book
person holding opened seashell book
ashlyn title

oil pastel and ink drawing
oil pastel and ink drawing
oil pastel and ink drawing
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