William

Struby

Oklahoma City, OK

Mixed Media

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious."—Albert Einstein, The World As I See It

Artist Statement

Mixed media is central to my work, reflecting the richness of life with its textures, layers, and its impurity. The primary techniques I use are collage, photomontage, computer-treatment, and some painting.

Since 1991, I have exhibited in at least one group show each year, enjoyed solo exhibitions, even won awards. I am grateful to and honored by my many collectors and supporters.

Artist Bio

I am interested in exploring the connections and space between the conscious and unconscious. My work uses free association to juxtapose images in a dialogue, often invoking stories.

Much of my work over the last few years has revolved around mandalas that I’ve created digitally and then combined with collaged elements (typically “characters” ).

Age-old symbols used in a variety of spiritual belief systems, mandalas represent deeper consciousness. The characters (each chosen for dramatic appeal) interact with or react to the mandalas, to deeper consciousness.

Most recently, I have begun a series of collage works presenting houses and characters in imaginary or incongruous environments. In these works, I see mysterious, enigmatic stories, open to interpretation even when there are words present.

Pragmatic Views of Mankind
Escaping ("The Siren Song of Unreason")
Pragmatic Views of Mankind
Escaping ("The Siren Song of Unreason")
Angels Want
Angels Want
Mandala (despite the noise)
Mandala (despite the noise)
Mandala (into the the light above everything)
Mandala (into the the light above everything)
It Reminded Me
It Reminded Me
Unseen Mystery
Unseen Mystery
"You Was Conflicted"
"You Was Conflicted"
Mandala (into harmony)
Mandala (into harmony)
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“Trixie was certain that her life was better now, but she couldn’t help but wonder what Bobby Sue and Todd were up to.”
Discussing (The Arrangement)
"But Your Fear Is Old As the World"
Discussing (The Arrangement)
"But Your Fear Is Old As the World"
Mandala (“so much bigger on the inside”)
Mandala (“so much bigger on the inside”)
Mandala (a story with no beginning)
Mandala (a story with no beginning)
"For months Gloria had studied Karl. She knew now that it was her feeling for him which was lending enchantment to her life."
"For months Gloria had studied Karl. She knew now that it was her feeling for him which was lending enchantment to her life."
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1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

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