In the latest Studio Sessions podcast I have a discussion with Ashley Billingsley about the ideas at play in her latest series of work, which focuses on detailed pencil renderings of several frames from a Kurosawa film, and also some of her older work that predates this series. Follow the link below to listen to the full interview on Big Red & Shiny.
About Ashley: Ashley earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota, and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In her most recent series of work, she has focused on a scene from a Kurosawa film and begun creating a series of realistic, large scale graphite drawings of the imagery. While similar to her previous work which often featured captured moments from her life, she takes a step outside of herself by borrowing the imagery from another source in this series and dedicating a large amount of time to meditating on just one short moment in the film of two fires burning in the woods.