Ava Bock

Mini Impressions #1
Resin and Ink
1 1/4 In. Diameter x 3/8 inch thick
Personality of Color
Resin and Ink
2 1/4 In. Diameter x Half Inch Thick
Resin, Ink and Mica
6 In. Diameter x 1/2 In. Thick

In 1980, I was born in New York to a pair of artists. My father created oil paintings in his Long Island home. My mother performed in an artful world full of NYC shimmer, movement, and music. Their creative energies instilled my artistic drive.

I fell into photography during 1997 while I served with the United States Armed Forces. Using a camera to create motivated my desire towards college. In 2011, I earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree in photographic and digital design from Cape Fear Community College.

It wasn’t until 2014 that I began to formally research and create with resins. It was then that I became a student at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Every semester there has helped foster insights that further push each new artistic work to evolve. 

I fell in love with clear casting resins the very first time I worked with them. All the measured pouring and strict regulation of the preparatory phase, satisfied my controlling nature. However, the unpredictability of the casting and curing phases, appeased the parts of me that are guided by instinct. Each time I go through the cyclical process of prepping, casting, and curing, I create a physical representation of my own internal symbiosis. The essence of this symbiotic relationship is always apparent in my work, even if it’s not always my focus. Instead, I choose to meditate on the relationships that my various calculations have with my thoroughly unscientific projections.  It’s because of this, that the foundational core of my art is more process than anything else. Round or flat, large or small, each piece goes through the same cycles and motions as the piece before it. Yet each transitions into a single fused unique display of unity.