About the Artist

Ayari (known as Tawni Franzen to her friends) is an artist and graphic designer currently living in Murrieta, California. She has a BA in both Graphic Design and Visual Art. As an artist she has experience with many different mediums, including pencil, paint (both acrylic and watercolor), and ceramics; as a graphic designer she has experience in photography, design programs, and digital art.

Past work includes gallery work, public sculptures, murals, illustration, and logo/business packets for clients. She enjoys all forms of art, particularly photo-editing and hand-illustration, and is currently working on several personal projects.

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Artist Statement

As an artist and designer I am showcasing the imagination. My conceptual framework is the fantasy narrative. My work, be it painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, etc. challenges the viewer to push beyond the boundaries of reality and enter the realm of imagination. I avoid trend and work to introduce the viewer to new ways of seeing the subject material of the work.