Death and regeneration are the subject of my work. Through cross disciplines and with a variety of media, I explore the boundaries of deconstruction and reinvention; building, combining and contrasting the relationships of depth and volume, color, texture and form. Found material and ordinary refuse, are curiously employed for visual biography. The resulting dimensional work is sometimes later reconfigured, reduced or paint is scraped away only to leave visual fragments.
My processes and experimental approach are ever evolving which demonstrates my interest in “impermanence” and the Buddhist philosophy that all of life is a continual becoming.
Julia Higgins is a native, Southern California visual artist and designer. Her contemporary works are informed by social, cultural and environmental concerns as well as by the materials that she works with.
Although Julia was painting at an early age, it wasn’t until her collegiate years studying interior design, that she began to explore her artistic proclivities. After graduation, Julia began course work in interior architecture at California State University of Long Beach. Two years into the program, on a whim to fulfill an elective requirement, Julia enrolled in a sculpture class and her focus turned to art. Since graduating from CSULB, Julia has exhibited her work in galleries, museums and institutions. At present, she works from her studio in Los Angeles.