One of my favorite emerging artists also happens to be my best friend and little sister, eighteen year-old Evangeline Grace Furst. She is the first in our family to delve into the world of 3D art-making. Evangeline originally got her start in the arts as an actress in a Wilmington, NC theatre troupe for individuals with disabilities. She's more recently been trying her hand at ceramics, and has found a real knack and joy for it. My favorite pieces of hers are the two below from a new series of fired and glazed angular pots with asymmetrical walls. Her hand is so evident in these, as is her eye for muted pastels. I'm! ob! sessed!
We also took her first artist portraits in our parents' studio. The dry and serious "I take pride in my craft" expression was not prompted! Evangeline will be making some more of these, so if you're interested in purchasing (or commissions!), hop on over to the contact page.
To learn more about Evangeline's story and others' in the North Carolina Down syndrome community, head to the Able photo project at www.able.family.blog