The word ‘Universe’ means one song. If there is one song you could sing without caring what others think, what would it be?
An amalgam of materials organic, handmade, store-bought, hand-fulls of colored sediments from the earth, this artwork represents the polarity of pleasure and pain, the ecstasy and shadow of day-to-day. Instead of sweeping feelings like angst, anger and sadness under the rug, a celebration and acceptance of these feelings are integral to this work, as well as our health, well being, and growth in all aspects.
Born in Seattle, WA, Semple was raised in Aspen, CO, a setting he draws in on his paintings since childhood. He attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he earned his bachelor's degree in studio art. Traveling extensively, Semple is currently based in Aspen, Colorado.