Cheyann Washington is a painter from Los Angeles, California. Represented by Wonzimer Gallery for the last two years, Washington's personal studies encapsulate the essence of human behaviour and the figure as it mirrors nature. This conversation has been developed through numerous techniques and practices including drawing & painting. Her most recent series of natural pigments works on silk and homemade paper also depict the nurturing bond that we all hold or maybe that which is holding us. This process extends her studies into biology and natural medicines such as ethnobotany and personal studies which examine her own body. The evolution of Washington's work connects us back to the ultimate understanding of this system in which both imbalance and balance live within us.
This series of natural pigment paintings on natural paper connect the figure and the earth through a unity of both form and materiality. The organic motion that occurs in each piece is a strong testament to the ways in which the body is connected to the larger, celestial body that is Earth.