These drawings represent spontaneous visual meditations. My visual vocabulary comes from nature as I am fascinated by the microcosm and macrocosm we are all a part of.
The drawings are not planned or sketched or erased. I simply allow my subconscious to unfold it’s struggle in the simple repetition of miniscule lines and shapes. The image that coalesces is always guided by an immediate concern and resolves itself in a beautiful order beyond me.
This stream of consciousness process is also guided by my general philosophy of living. I do not believe we can know or can predict the future. This thought can be terrifying given all the unknowns. What I do believe is that if in the moment we do what is true to us and we continue all our subsequent moments with this truthful intention then our life will take the shape it is meant to. I also do not like to deal in regrets, hence that lack of erasing. There are other drawings that I do edit and erase and rework, but these specific ones are about fearless creation. Each choice, each mark must be accepted and integrated. I accept that every choice I make in the moment is meant to be made and I put my faith in the process and time. My understanding is not always the most important goal, though it is often a reward.
Reflections, Musings, Outrage, and Bits of Pseudo Pompous life.
Essay on Beauty as a Korean American Adoptee. Growing up in America with White Western beauty standards and learning to appreciate what true beauty is in my middle age.
Writing about the Seeds from the East, Adoptee Healing Project.
November Issue of The Universal Asian
Welcome to the studio of A.D. Herzel, small prints, cards, mixed media, drawings, watercolors, portraits, abstract micro-drawings and photo-composites. Watch the video #virtualartgallery
A brief introduction to the Korean Adoptee Healing Project
Images and text about the Portrait project
Oct 1st launch of Patreon.com/adherzel A brief history of my culture from an American perspective. Tales of messianic cults, Jewish rituals and Korean celebrations. Choseuk, Yom Kippur, Rosh Ha Shana, Sukkot
Free online Creative Arts and Mediation workshops hosted by the Gide Foundation . Every Sunday at 4pm EST. Join through Zoom link found on ADHerzel's FB Event Page.
This exhibition is a joint effort between the Moss Center and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association in conjunction with the Fine Art Center of the New River Valley in Pulaski and the Floyd Center for the Arts. Every two years the show changes from one of these organizations to the next. This marks the first time the biennial has been hosted by the spectacular Moss Center and the first biennial in Blacksburg since 2013 at Perspective Gallery.
Sixty-four artists from 21 different towns or cities will be exhibiting in the three galleries of the center. These artists were selected from among 389 entries forwarded to the juror.
"Entering Amy Herzel’s gallery I was transfixed. Her works are airy, or even aerie—a secluded and isolated place high up in the sky."
Please join us for the opening reception of “Gold & Desire – a Solo Exhibition of works
by Amy D. Herzel” at the Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio on April 7, 2018 from 2pm-5pm.
Micro Drawings as spontaneous visual meditations.
Fort Worth community Art Center Solo Showdown 2017
Abstract Research collaboration with the Corilion Medical School. Partnership with Alex Shondra.
Drawing on the crest of the wave.
Reflections on exhibitions, sales and the work
Pseudo Pompous prints in Los Angeles.
Drawing Show at the Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville