Julie Carrasco

Julie Carrasco is a mixed media artist currently based in the Bay Area of California. She was born with cataracts and narrowly escaped blindness. This affliction caused her to appreciate the value of vision and she devoted her life to the visual arts. Julie has a background in drawing and painting photorealistic portraits in graphite, colored pencils, pastels, oils, and acrylics. She studied at California College of the Arts, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Glass and Textiles. There, she specialized in glass casting with the lost wax process, needle felting, printing on fabric, and digital jacquard weaving. Her current work combines many mediums spanning the 2-D, tangible, kinetic and sculptural spectrum.
 

Statement

My works are meditations on tense situations. I strive to create a lens into the unknown, drawing from the interface of literal and imagined worlds. The sublime, whether spelled out or implied, is conjured to place one at the crux of tension, mortality and hope. While incorporating classical visual language, I also invent forms to convey the unconscious. The beings in my work are not quite human, but agents of expression within the sublime. Time is paused and suspended. In this liminal space, we are left to grapple with a sense of mortality and the human condition.