AppalachiaCore by Ali McIntire
Ali is a local tattoo artist with a BA in 3D art focused in ceramics from Fairmont State University. Besides tattooing, Ali enjoys drawing with colored pencils and making sculptural element’s containing bones found from nature.
The idea behind this compilation of art stemmed from the love of foraging in the forest to find mushrooms, plants, and bones. The “core” comes from the common term Cottage Core where whimsical, magical, and by earthy elements come together to create a fairytale feel.
Using taxidermy in the pieces is a way to show respect for the Earth’s creatures long after they have passed. Using every piece is a staple taught to her long ago while growing up in the Appalachian mountains. Artists such as Kiki Smith and Damien Hirst definitely inspired the artwork that Ali has always created; playing with the idea of nature’s elements, life and death, coming from, and returning to earth.
Today, Saturday April 8, from 3 to 5pm. stop by and meet the artist at our opening reception!
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