Ashten McKinney is a multi-disciplined artist and independent curator whose work instills a wide array of emotion through both subject matter and the combined language of painting, collage, and assemblage. Their work consists of bright colors and energetic movement — most often relaying a message of diversity, equality, peace, and self-appreciation, while always reinforcing the philosophy that it’s never too late to change direction when the past no longer serves our current lives. In her series......
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