The name's Niedermier. Ashley Niedermier. Not affiliated with "Animal House."
Mixed media (acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, found objects/objet trouvé) on collaged wooden background.
Creativity and Madness
This piece illustrates the saying, “Creativity and madness go hand in hand.” The woman is colorful, drawn with wispy feathered lines and flowers in her hair on a background collaged with sheet music, poetry, and pages of literature. These elements portray the limitless possibilities with creativity. By contrast, the man is drawn harshly with a head of nails, screws, bolts, staples, and other sharp objects on a background of headlines, equations, and error messages. The two meet in the middle, grasping hands above a flower nailed to the board. The harsh contrast fits together neatly in the end.