Illustration // Monday, July 29, 2013
Michelle Anderst is a Seattle-based fine artist whose paintings of biological structures serve as both works of art as well as aesthetic statements on ecological consciousness in the modern world. Through her use of vibrant colors and organic subject matter, such as bone, stem, and vein, Anderst creates unique microcosms of the greater natural world, illustrating the interdependence of all living things with one another, no matter how seemingly small or distantly related.
Illustration // Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Michelle Anderst's intricate and unique synthesis of the botanical, the mechanical, and the anatomical truly exemplifies the Victorian spirit of observation, celebrating an intense fascination with the natural world and the parallels between machine efficiency and the inner-workings of living organisms.
Illustration // Thursday, December 08, 2011
In this series of drawings from illustrator Laura Hines, the dynamic faces of the past are lifted into the present, framed by decorative and natural elements that illuminate their perceived characters and dispositions. Her work will be on display in the group show "Nature, Adorned," with artists Michelle Anderst and Sharon Birzer, at Windermere Gallery in Seattle, WA, from Dec. 8th - Jan. 10th, with the opening reception on Dec. 8th from 6-9 PM.
Illustration // Monday, August 29, 2011
Combining the biological with the technological, Michelle Anderst's work elegantly explores the parallels between natural forms and man-made structures. Her circuit boards seamlessly transform into pulsing, living veins, obscuring the distinction between the organic and the mechanical, and blurring the line between the living and the non-living.