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- "If famed surrealist Salvador Dali had developed an interest in microscopes, his art might have looked like the paintings of Ashland artist Micah Ofstedahl."...
View the rest of the feature article here in The Daily Tidings from Dec. 17, 2012
- Listen to a radio/online interview archived at artistsonart.net, originally aired on KZSC 88.1FM on September 5th, 2011.
More About About the Artist and His Art:
"Arresting, beautiful, gently confrontational, tightly executed, playful and elegant." -collector
Micah began as an artist asking his parents for the white-out when he went outside the lines in his coloring books. Though some of that perfectionist still exists in him today, at least Micah is now creating his own lines to follow. The inspiration for these lines comes from various sources of nature, particularly those which often go unnoticed, such as anatomy right down to the cellular or even molecular level. You can also find elements of biology such as single-celled radiolarians, microscopic mushrooms, or find out what a bee's eye looks like enlarged hundreds of times.
The relative size of these elements greatly interests Micah as he states: "They seem so small to us, but a whole world exists in these spaces. These hidden elements of nature are not only just as beautiful, but are of course, very important. In addition to using these elements for their beauty, I often arrange them to create a message of spirituality, a harmony (or sometimes lack of) between humans and nature, or simply to entice the viewer to see things under a different light. 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