About the Artist
A prolific muralist, ceramicist, installation artist, and sculptor, Ian Ross is a bay area based interdisciplinary artist whose love of the natural world deeply influences his practice. Creative since he was a young child, Ross was raised in a family with three generations of artists. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he draws from his meditative, solitary experiences in Northern California’s forests and beaches to inform his signature approach to abstract imagery.
Ross’s background in ceramic sculpture comes through in his painting style. Similarly to the way he works with clay, he paints with gestural marks that respond to the medium’s tactile qualities. Whether working on a canvas, a wall, a beach, or a sculpture, Ross allows himself to get carried away in an intuitive creative process, channeling the calm he feels while communing with nature through organic shapes.
About the Work
This collaborative art piece by Ian Ross and Amandalynn, depicts the natural cycle of each season by celebrating the fact that one season is not ever untouched by another. Change is always happening and
determined by everything and everyone around us. Life is a collaboration of all things working together, enhancing and changing each other through the passing of time. As abstraction and pattern intersect with illustration, the composition becomes a true full circle of life through gro