Ari Bird (b. 1988, San Diego, California) seeks balance in the interactions between seemingly disparate objects, shapes, and colors through many mediums. Bird cuts out and collages symbols from her surroundings to create new narratives. These symbols are often pulled from source materials that are mass produced, tacky, or trash but hold a distinct soothing or tactile quality. She explores concepts like misplaced/shifting identity, the power we imbue in objects through ritual, and the strains between internal and social spaces.