Playing with a variety of textures inspired by flora and fauna, Gala Bent creates sparse fantasy landscapes bound by hair, vines and moss. Disparate elements seem to collide in a cacophony of shapes and colors; her marks go in and out of realism and abstraction, blending together geometric patterns with natural growths. Bent keeps this chaos controlled, opting for tightly focused compositions that don’t allow us to miss the details. Gala Bent’s works are currently in a group exhibition showcasing female artists from the Pacific Northwest, “Elles: SAM Gallery” at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. Take a look at some of her works, images courtesy of Gala Bent.