1) "Zone Out : The Rock", 22in x 30in, ink, charcoal, colored pencil on bristol paper
2) "Zone Out: The Eye", 22in x 30in, ink, marker, colored pencil on bristol paper
3) "Zone Out: Ode to Ken Price, Cliffhanger", 22in x 30in, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, marker on bristol paper
Ashley May is a visual artist raised in the south currently living in Los Angeles. She began what she refers to as the "Zone Out" series during her time in graduate school at Art Center College of Design. The drawings were small line formations she created as a means of coping with the discomfort of the present moment during class room settings or lectures. It was a way of being present, while not being present, the results of this type of partial absence were visually interesting to her yet she mainly focused on sculpture for the duration of her education. However, last fall she began to revisit these early works on a larger scale as a means of learning how to cope with herself and being alone in the present moment. The results have become somewhat psychedelic and humorous cognitive maps that deal with the dilemma of how to complicate space through color and form.