Storytelling has shaped humans and society since before recorded history. Passed from one generation to the next, stories have been used to define society’s morals and prejudices. Stories define our humanity. My work is the depiction of a single moment in a story. By making figurative vignettes based on narratives I intend to initiate a story that will unfold and continue in the mind of the viewer.
—Crista Ann Ames, Artist Statement, May 2013