Midori Hirose is an intermedia artist who works largely with the concepts of structure and disorder; using an almost staggering array of disciplines to investigate these ideas. Her work is often geometric, dealing with form and it's ability to invoke chaos or order when placed near more playful, loose shapes or colors. Her current work is highly influenced by the previous ideas, but also by the medium she chose: sand. Using sand to "paint," she creates gradients and patterns, encasing the sand within transparent geometric containers. In the past she has utilized sculpture, paint, astroturf, woodwork, and faux fur to create a range of beautiful pieces, and is influenced by her background in early childhood education as well as folklore and historical references. Her studio is full of mesmerizing mediums, and is shared by her husband and fellow artist Adam Sorensen as well as several sweet felines (see below!). Midori has a group show or two in the mix, keep an eye out for her wonderful work! I highly recommend seeing it in person, eye-to-eye is magical with these pieces.