Felicia OlIn

Artist Statement

Creating art has always been a way for me to feel connected; it’s an emotional experience; it’s a comfort. I obsessively created art as a child and I still feel that picking up a paintbrush has the same feeling of playing with toys as it did when I picked up a crayon. When I create art, I like to make images that speak to the inner child in us all. Images that have a whimsical sense with a touch of something haunted. I became very drawn to Pop Surrealism and felt that I finally have a name for what I feel inside. It’s my love and connection to natural elements, trees, to Victorian costumes, to Day of the Dead, to Alice in Wonderland, animals, fairy tales, the obscure. I create images that blend all the things I love into a world that only exists in the imagination.