Several years ago, I had a sudden, ecstatic enlightenment “ZAP” while sitting outside, hungover at brunch.
The event caused an immediate shift - a radical realization that everything is divine - and has transformed me from the inside out. Fundamentally, I look at everything differently than I did before. My artwork is about that transformation, that moment, and the idea of perpetual divinity. It caused me to create these artworks, my own heavenly host of religious icons - each a unique shrine to the subtlety, grandiosity, and hilarity of the essence of reality.
Gillian Keller grew up in Montana and Washington State before embarking on an unusual, circuitous collegiate journey that eventually led her to graduate from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasizing in painting, mixed media drawing, and installation sculpture. The majority of staff there thought she was a bit odd. She moved to San Francisco the day after her college graduation in 2010.
Fun Fact: As a kid, I wanted to become a cartoonist, and frequently went hiking in dresses. I've been lucid dreaming as long as I can remember, and have always had a mystical outlook on life. Nowadays, I enjoy involuntary astral travel, neo-psychedelic rock, wine, and meditating in heels.
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