Hilario GutierrezAs an Arizona native, I possess an innate awareness of the quiet struggle and fragile balance of the Sonoran Desert. My abstract style expresses the harmony in the desert’s chaotic emotion of line, color and form. Emotion is the soul of my work inspired by the natural and man-made architecture of the landscape of Arizona. I use a diversity of subjective and non-subjective images combined with distinctive surfaces and shapes to explore the internal life of my art. My explorations draw you in and allow you to wonder, remember, and awaken. I believe the eye can touch an image and reveal sensation. I create conjoined colors; so, like a prism, there is no separation of one color to the next. Thus, my work evokes a different emotion depending on one’s nearness to the canvas.