Our latest exhibit in the SCC Library is Pareidolia Botanica, a solo exhibition by renowned painter and digital artist, Christina Ramsey, on display February 3 through April 30. Ms. Ramsey will be giving an artist’s talk here in the SCC Library Monday, March 2 at 2:00 pm. This event and exhibit are open to the public.
From her dual studios in Spartanburg and rural Transylvania County, Christina Ramsey creates a diverse mixture of art, including acrylic paintings, sculpture, jewelry, digitally synthesized prints, photography, fabrics, and other mixed media. Her proximity to endless botanical subjects plays a greater role in her newest creations, the Pareidolia Botanica series.
These digital artworks are initially crafted from Ramsey’s photographs of our local flora and fauna, then manipulated digitally, mirroring and juxtaposing patterns and color. Ramsey sees these botanical subjects as symbolic imagery, exploring the meaning of self, our relationship to each other, and the spiritual connection we have to nature.
Born into a creative family in Atlanta, GA, in 1970, Ramsey began selling commissioned drawings, logos, and paintings at the age of fourteen. She was selected into the first Governor’s School of the Arts as a high school student in Kentucky, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Metalsmithing and Art History.
Ramsey exhibited her work in solo and juried shows in Cleveland, OH, and Louisville, KY, before settling in Lake Toxaway, NC, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She currently exhibited her art at the Dahliallama Art Gallery in Brevard, NC, as well as a variety of galleries in the Carolinas and Kentucky. See her work online at dahliallama.com.