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Moline, Illinois 61265
Inspired by the vast diversity of Earth's plants and living organisms, Ackerman - an artist living and working in Iowa City - uses emotionally charged color and pattern to create rich internal landscapes and biomorphic abstractions. Focusing on ethereal aspects of nature, her forms are evocative of leaves, seeds, eggs, sprouts, rain, wind, and waves.
Working in watercolor allows me to paint freely and intuitively. The luminescent transparency of pigment on paper lends itself to layering and creating strange worlds. Each piece is a quest to find both harmony and tension between the forms and colors.