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ARTIST STATEMENT

I am attracted to sea life. The artwork I create is inspired by many years living by the water
and much of my work shows that fascination with the ocean and its creatures.

The whimsical quality of sea creatures real or make believe inspires me. I grew up swimming
and if the choice had been given to me as a child, I would have wished to be a mermaid.

Other major influences in my work come from my love of Japanese culture, scientific illustration, and children’s books. Science and Art are the subjects over the year that have captivated my interest and help make me who I am today as an artist, educator, and lifelong learner.

Kristina Ayala

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