- Los Altos Rotary Art Show, May 18-19, Lincoln Park, Los Altos, CA. More info here.
- Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, June 1-2, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, CA. More info here.
- Live Oak Park Fair, June 8-9, Berkeley, CA. More info here.
- Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 21-23, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR. More info here.
- Salem Art Fair, July 19-21, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR. More info here.
- View a feature article in The Daily Tidings from Dec. 17, 2012
- Listen to my radio/online interview archived at artistsonart.net, originally aired on KZSC 88.1FM on September 5th, 2011.
About About the Artist/Art:
I began as an artist asking my parents for the white-out when I went outside the lines in my coloring books. Though some of that still exists in me today, at least I am now creating my own lines to follow. The inspiration for these lines comes from various sources of nature, particularly those which generally go unseen. For example, much of the inspiration for my recent paintings comes from anatomy right down to the cellular or even molecular level. You may also find elements of sea life such as radiolarians which are single-cell organisms that live in the ocean, microscopic mushrooms, or perhaps the texture of a butterfly wing enlarged hundreds of times. I use elements like these because as I mentioned above, they typically go unseen or are too small to be seen with the naked eye. The relative size of these elements greatly interests me. They seem so small to us, but a whole world exists in these "small" spaces. Many of us walk through this world and never stop to look closely at a leaf, a bug, or a feather, let alone open a book and see images of the inner workings of our very own eye. These more hidden elements of nature are not only just as beautiful, but are of course, very important. They are often taken for granted or never even realized at all. In my art I simply try to bring them to the forefront and possibly open a few eyes and minds. I know that in my quest for new inspiration I am constantly being surprised and amazed at what's beneath the surface, and I hope that can happen for you as well.
All works © Micah Ofstedahl Arts 2012