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Briar West Studio | Wings of Change

Finding Beauty in Chaos

Some people work from a place of Organized Chaos, while others from a place of Chaotic Organization. As a single mother of four, I often find myself operating from a place of Chaotic Chaos. Any parent will admit that oftentimes we don’t have a choice in the matter. After 16 years of motherhood, I have learned to see the beauty in that chaos; in the unexpected and unexplained. My art is a reflection of who I have become and the surrender that has come from practice and patience. It’s not always pretty. Sometimes it’s a total mess. But that is where the surrender comes in – and the total thrill when it does come together. Fluid art reinforces what life continues to teach me: Each one of us is different. None of which can ever be duplicated. We’re all imperfectly perfect. And that’s a beautiful thing.

Finding Beauty in Chaos

Some people work from a place of Organized Chaos, while others from a place of Chaotic Organization. As a single mother of four, I often find myself operating from a place of Chaotic Chaos. Any parent will admit that oftentimes we don’t have a choice in the matter. After 16 years of motherhood, I have learned to see the beauty in that chaos; in the unexpected and unexplained. My art is a reflection of who I have become and the surrender that has come from practice and patience. It’s not always pretty. Sometimes it’s a total mess. But that is where the surrender comes in – and the total thrill when it does come together.
Fluid art reinforces what life continues to teach me: Each one of us is different. None of which can ever be duplicated. We’re all imperfectly perfect. And that’s a beautiful thing.

Artwork

Each piece is made using highly-pigmented, acid-free inks mixed with isopropyl alcohol. Metallics are sometimes added. The inks are poured onto a non-porous paper that is eco-friendly, tree-friendly, and 100% recyclable.

Briar West Portfolio | Paint Spill
Briar West Portfolio | MarianaTrench
Briar West Portfolio | Magentasky
Briar West Portfolio | Light My Way
Briar West Portfolio | Recovery
Briar West Portfolio | Alabaster
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Custom Artwork

I am currently accepting commissioned work. My turn-around time is usually 3-4 weeks. If you are interested in a custom piece, you can contact me directly via email where we can discuss specifically what you have in mind.

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Custom Artwork

I am currently accepting commissioned work. My turn-around time is usually 3-4 weeks. If you are interested in a custom piece, you can contact me directly via email where we can discuss specifically what you have in mind.

Order Custom Artwork

About Me

Born and raised in Southern California, Briar grew up near the ocean and spent much of her childhood in the water. There’s no coincidence that her love of water can be felt in her art. She moved to Salt Lake City to attend college and later graduated in Health Science. She and her ex-husband later started The Mandate Press, a letterpress printing company, while raising their young family. What began as a hobby has quickly become a passion that has taken over, not only her kitchen, but her heart and mind as well.

Contact

If interested in custom work, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact me below. I’d love to hear from you.