Shay M. Lopez
Since I was a young child, I have been compelled to write, to draw, to paint, and to make things with my hands. To this day, I work in many styles, use many media, and focus on a variety of subjects -- sometimes, no subject at all. I am inspired by an eclectic taste in music, literature, food, and film. I am a product of the Sonoran Desert, lived my most formative early adult years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently reside in the mountains of southwest Colorado. Each of these places have a voice in the colors and textures of my paintings, while my adventures abroad, sojourns into the desert and the mountains, a web of human relationships, and the tangle of experiences I've had along the way, all show up as the bends and twists of my wire sculptures.