Musician, painter, jewelry maker and community artist devoted to engaging and empowering vulnerable youth through the co-creation of community murals, in collaboration with Art Forms Youth Art Studio in Hamilton. Her work is inspired by patterns of flow, movement and the dynamics of fluid media.
Her work cites links between the macro/micro phenomena of this world, drawing from satellite photographs of the Earth, placed alongside molecular-level inspired images of living things. Patterns from a zoomed-out perspective are strikingly related to the tiny details of living things. This provokes questions about the world's formation and ongoing vitality.
She is also interested in visual snapshots of turbulence, controlled chaos, and fluid motion. She studies the dance of smoke, and the mix of cream into coffee, as one fluid blends itself into another, with no apparent order.
Wild Blue Yonder is a handmade jewelry company celebrating wood, the earth, and adventure in the Canadian wild. All products are made by Amber Aasman, the owner and artisan behind this brand. Often using reclaimed materials or found wood on hikes and travels through the forest, all pieces are designed to inspire its wearer with a love for nature, and all the intricacies that lie therein.
Jewelry can be purchased on Wild Blue Yonder's Etsy shop.
Art Forms is a youth arts organization designed to provide art-making opportunities to youth who are "on the fringe." We believe in the transformative power of the arts, especially for marginalized groups. Our space on James Street North is perfectly poised to attract a wide variety of groups since we are located in the heart of Hamilton’s art district, which also houses a handful of youth services. Art Forms has one staff, a steering committee who provides governance, and several community and program partners who contribute in different ways.
Amber is the Project Coordinator of Art Forms where she coordinates artists, educators, youth and other agencies to provide art-making opportunities for at-risk youth in the city.
Address: 126 James St. North
Phone: 905 978 3676
Culture Days is . . . joining in a drum circle led by the Perpetual Peace Project at the Welland Community Wellness Complex! Photo: Cassandra Magazzeni.
The City of Guelph has an open call out for community-engaged projects celebration Canada's 150 and Guelph's 190th. Deadline March 13.
Hey performing arts presenters, artists and producers - Explore Arts Engage Canada! It is new online platform for to exchange and explore ideas to take on a transformative role in their respective communities through community engagement activities. The platform is an initiative led by Ontario Presents
Congrats to the #GGARTS 2017 Winners! Always an inspiring list of artists to learn about.
"I do think that we are innately creative, all people no matter how much we often believe that we aren't.. we are designed with innate creativity we unlearn it so quickly...there are endless ways you can experience creativity that expression is healthy and important for your well being." Words spoken by fellow creator, fellow YAAP artist and fellow friend Amber Aasman. Words that I keep close to heart in my own journey with I.AM. It is a true blessing to witness Wild Blue Yonder into its journey, capturing gems of Canadiana wilderness through their work. Shout out to Ontario Culture Days for connecting our worlds together :)
Culture Days is . . . dancing and learning all about African history through music and dance at Toronto Public Library! Photo Credit: Kevin Jones.