The Flex Gallery | Cameron Williams

The Flex Gallery | Cameron Williams

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The Flex Presents:

Cameron Williams

January 4-28, 2024

Artist Reception:

Saturday, January 6, 2023 3-5 pm

 

To view the virtual tour, CLICK HERE

 

Cameron Williams is a Washington state resident, having spent the majority of his life on Whidbey Island before continuing his education at Whitworth College in Spokane and the University of Washington in Seattle. While music initially captivated his artistic interests, specifically drumming, it has since become a powerful driving force in his life. After college, Cameron played music and worked as a bartender in Seattle, immersing himself in the city's vibrant music scene.

However, when the pandemic forced the closure of live music venues and restaurants, Cameron, like many individuals whose lives revolve around these spaces, suddenly found himself with a surplus of spare time and a lack of creative outlets. It was during this time that he discovered a newfound fascination with fountains. Initially experimenting with lava rock, concrete, and fire, his artistic journey soon expanded to incorporate wood and epoxy materials.

These fountains are the product of a variety of personal experiences that have shaped their unique aesthetic. Cameron's background includes building DJ lights during his time in high school, working on stage crews throughout college, playing live music, and being enveloped in the vibrant atmosphere of various venues. Additionally, his childhood spent in Hawaii, where he was surrounded by the beauty of water and an abundance of colors, also greatly influences his work.

The transmission of light through different materials, the interplay of shadows, the captivating movement of water, and the delicate beauty of flowers are all essential elements that inspire and inform Cameron's artistic process. Through his fountains, he aims to create immersive experiences that captivate the viewer, inviting them to appreciate the intricate dance between light, form, and nature.

 

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