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Artist ID: 2324

Capps’ work primarily expresses the struggle of forming an individual identity undeterred by familial relationships. An identity constantly reforming in reaction against and because of familial attachments. Evocative, bodily forms illustrate this attachment by conjoining, immersing, and twisting around one another. This cyclical pattern of attaching then pulling apart alludes to the vacillating struggle of attaining the upper hand.
As a result of manipulating fiber material by stuffing, stitching, and twisting—the process also becomes the content. This process becomes a meditative one that allows her to express inner turmoil by giving it a separate and physical place to exist. As she mends or transforms material, she is also healing and nurturing her own identity. In this way, Capps' work is continuously evolving as new relationships and experiences inform her life.

Ashlyn Morgan Capps is an Alabama-based artist who earned her BFA at the University of Montevallo, in the Fall of 2020. With a concentration in Sculpture and a minor in Art History, she was able to hone her interest in fiber material while refining her writing skills and developing her own artistic voice.

In the fall of 2021, she began teaching at the elementary level for the Abrakadoodle after-school art program. Capps completed an Education Internship at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the summer of 2018. In her work , she primarily explores fiber, but has worked in-depth with steel and paint. Capps has participated in juried exhibitions across the region at places including Ground Floor Contemporary, the Meridian Museum of Art, and the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.

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