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Andrea Bijou

Kirkland, WA

"Land and Sea Abstracts for Inspired Spaces"
Andrea Bijou studies the effect trauma has on the psyche. Her artwork is a juxtaposition between blooming awareness and the unconscious. There is a dualistic quality dancing in her work; a coupling of opposites showcasing human darkness and healing. She uses her creative practice as a therapeutic outlet for early childhood trauma. Andrea is an advocate for abuse survivors and is working towards her Master’s in counseling.
Wescover creator since 2020

More About This Creator


How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"Layers and layers and layers. I manipulate the paint with water and gravity, then add more layers on top. I never know how the end result will turn out."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"My work is very emotive and is a reflection of my own healing from childhood abuse. You will feel something when you look into each piece—that said, what you feel is dependent on your own complicated history. I create my work in my quiet moments of contemplation to capture the transient nature of my emotions. When I look at the finish results, that moment I was in feels preserved. I have been told others see it as well."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"I was trained in oil and used to believe I needed to work in oil to be taken seriously as an artist. Now I know mediums are like careers, just because you can do it, doesn't mean you will enjoy it. I now make decisions from a place of joy verses what the establishment thinks I should do. And people purchase my art, so I have proof that people like what they see—especially when it is particularly inspiring to them. Medium doesn't matter as much."
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