Piece description from the artist
Little bursts of electric energy started to form themselves when I let bleach cut through the soft layers of color. My work often seems to mimic natural events, whether it's the cosmos, rocks, or cracks in the earth. This time I was feeling the kind of flash storms that are still very dry. Here in the high dry mountains we experience these quick summer bursts, and still somehow, even after the wind, it is 100 degrees.
At home in her desert oasis, Halee is an avid gardener and rock hound. Her love for all things earth can be seen in her organic art style and in her easy-going personality. As an educator, she taught her art students to reject the tendencies of human nature, or the robot, and assume the laws of nature, finding unity in artwork through free-flowing line, asymmetry, and shape variation. Though classically trained with an emphasis in figure drawing and painting through Utah State University, Halee found that the best way to unwind was by making intuitive washes on paper (a style she has now perfected). This meditative unwind is essential as Halee is mother to three young children. The awards won (for sculpture, if you can believe it) and the years spent teaching art have given way to this new balance of work and family life. The calm feeling you get when you fall deep into contemplation over one of her pieces is exactly the calm she feels while creating and is what keeps her painting in this crazy crazy world.