W A D D Y A R M S T R O N G
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Armstrong's work is a convergence of botanical structures and motifs, melding a philosophical "return to nature" simplicity with formal artistic inquiry. The artist uses a technique he calls "hybridizing," in which visual elements from various plants and trees coalesce in seamless, harmonious compositions, ranging from gestural abstractions to silhouettes of the imagined. Beauty, pleasure and composition are all key components as the act of mark-making morphs into recognizable--albeit fictional--form.