Holly Savas – Q4 Art Competition

Artist Portfolio Magazine – Q4 Art Competition

Holly Savas – San Francisco, CA

My favorite part of being an artist is finding a way to distill everything I absorb from my environment — the shapes of buildings I see downtown, the light and shadows of trees in Golden Gate Park or the colors of the beach — into a small, concentrated dose of my experiences. Accordingly, work is a visual expression of how I see the world: I tend to view life in abstract fragments, bits and pieces of colors and shapes that float, clash and connect to one another across two dimensions in front of me as I move through my environment. It’s very satisfying to look at a collection of my completed collages and revisit the sensory memories contained in them, all through a filter that exaggerates the best of what I experienced or that perhaps even replaces what I actually saw, with what I wish I had seen. In my work I can make the ocean as blue as I want it to be or I can make it nearly white. I can make skyscrapers out of flower patterned wallpaper or from debris I find on the street. Through my work, can I convert reality into a slightly more optimistic version of itself.

Title:Foggy Day Neon Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	20x20"
Title: Foggy Day Neon
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 20×20″
Title:Fast Forward Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	10x10"
Title: Fast Forward
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 10×10″
Title:Where In The World Medium:	Mixed Media Size:	8x10"
Title: Where In The World
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 8×10″