Crystal Neubauer

Regardless of the media I include, my work always comes down to collage. I seek to create a dialogue around the issue of self-worth, identity, and the perception of human value through the use of salvaged materials. I see these items as a metaphor for our own lives, and seek to bring them together in a way that opens the viewer to a deeper experience of an overarching theme of personal redemption -where every part of who you are is embraced and nurtured.

Whether rendered in a 3-dimensional assemblage fashion or a 2D picture plane, my fascination begins with found papers. I call my process intuitive, but it all boils down to learning to trust and open myself to the voice inside; the one that can guide creative decisions and bring about a much richer work of art.

From obtaining gallery representation, to writing for a mixed media magazine, and authoring my own book and videos, to teaching workshops nationwide winning a coveted fellowship, learning to tune in to the voice within has led me on a journey of learning "I can". It is my desire to inspire others to believe they can too.