#Art614: Attention to nature’s details hanging on Kerouac’s walls

My name is Alexis Nicole Schoessow (born 8 July, 1993, in Baltimore, Maryland) and I am a micron pen & ink artist noted for my ability to interlace realistic/natural world elements with dream-world concepts through intricately detailed works.

I am very passionate about getting the message out there that we must do something as humans to protect our environments and ecosystems. My hope is to convey some of the damage we do visually, in a way that humans can comprehend.

In an ever-chaotic world, I find sanity from the practice of pen and ink illustration. For me, art is therapy—and the most exhilarating form of therapy a human can experience. The sound the pen makes as it dances across the paper, the precision factored into each hand stroke, the contrast which occurs between the black ink and white paper, and of course the final image hatched from the entirety of the process. At a young age I suffered from anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder triggered by grave life events. Discovering the harsh realities of life at young age made an impression on my creative mind.

Schoessow’s work is currently hanging on the walls of Kafe Kerouac.

Here is a sneak peek at her latest work in progress:


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