East Bay Open Studios Artist: Aaron Shifflett

Aaron Shifflett’s work finds spirituality in compositions inside and around us. They take abstracted gore and combine them with compositions from microbiological cultures and stellar matter. Images of innards, muscles, and bone are an uncomfortable reminder of our fragility and death. After death, cultures living within us will continue to flourish, and eventually all our material will be recomposed by the mechanics of the universe. Upon reflection, Aaron hopes viewers will see their flesh and blood within the context of a higher organization.

View Aaron’s work on his website, aaronshifflett.com and in-person this weekend at Norton Factory Open Studios.