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Michael Aaron Williams



My art is a narrative, visual poetry, making a social statement to move the viewer to action or realization. An important part of my work focuses on the street, the place where people live their daily lives. This allows me to interact with an audience on their own turf and observe how they react to the art; it is a social experiment. These open-air installations focus on the ephemeral state of street people and enable the viewer to participate in the outcome of the pieces, whether the viewer leaves or saves them from the street. My goal in depicting street people is to show their beauty and fragility, while bringing their situation into the eyes of the viewer, refusing to let them be forgotten or ignored.

Similar to the outdoor installations, my gallery artwork also focuses on the ephemeral nature of people. Through my paintings and drawings, I attempt to represent the fragile nature of life, purity, and culture. Paint and ink are the vehicles by which movement and conflict are expressed. The beauty and pain of human nature are represented by the creation and deconstruction of the artwork. Rather than wholeness necessitating beauty, I portray the human soul as complete despite the fractures. As such, the artwork becomes more relatable to the viewer and consequently more impacting.
 
     
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Mockingbirds"

Print on Wood (Grain), 20 x 20 x 0.5 inches, Limited Edition of 20.

$425



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Qui Vivra Verra"

2016, Coffee on 1800's Ledger paper, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches

$375



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Cadence I"

2016, Coffee on 1800's Ledger paper, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches

$375



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Dahlia"

2016, Coffee on 1800's Ledger paper, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches

$375



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"City and Forest"

Print on Wood (Grain), 24 x 15 x 0.5 inches (diptych), Limited Edition of 5.

$370



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Girl Study"

Print on Wood (Grain), 9 x 11 x 0.5 inches, Limited Edition of 25.

$100



 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Ritual"

Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 49 x 45 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Cradle"

Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 42 x 29 inches, Framed to 49 x 42 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Nurture"

Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 37 x 29.5 inches, Framed to 40 x 32.5 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Peyton"

Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 26.5 x 21 inches, Framed to 33 x 27 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Methuselah"

2015, Coffee on 1800's paper, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Fade"

2015, Coffee on 1800's paper, 12 x 12 inches, Framed to 16 x 16 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Untitled"

Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 12 x 9 inches, Framed to 19.5 x 12 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Bison"

2014, Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 90 x 27 inches
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Michael Aaron Williams

"Forest/Cityscape"

2013, Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 37 x 23 inches
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Michael Aaron Williams

"Bound Together, Torn Apart"

2014, Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 62 x 72 inches
Sold

 
 


Michael Aaron Williams

"Birds in Flight"

2014, Coffee & Ink on Antique Ledger Paper, 35 x 35 inches
Sold

 
   
 

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