I’m here for the Change

Ashley Rivers

It is almost unbelievable to think I would be anywhere near where I am today if you had asked me a few years back. I’ve had this shift in the way I make and what I desire to come out in my work, and it’s driven me down this path I never knew was even an option.

The Nature of Fire

My most recent set of works have all been surrounding the theme of Woman. They have been concerned with the “male gaze” and women taking back their own power- about losing the objectification that much of the world has always placed upon the female body.

They have been about giving beauty and power back to the individual.
A lot like my Art, my life has also begun to transform throughout the last few years. I have begun to branch from my comfort zone, my safe space. I try new things and I am no longer afraid to fail. Because from failure, you learn. And when you learn, you change.

… and I am here for the change!


In the future, I hope to be able to create a consistent body of work that is recognizable but unique, and that makes a difference in not only mine, but other’s lives. I want to continue working with the issues revolving around women and their bodies because there is so much relevance around this, and almost every women in their lives have experiences some type of objectification.

I hope to create works that make my audience consider the misfortunes and inequalities that women go through each day, but also, that shows how powerful, strong, and beautiful women are for going through what we go through.

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