An amalgam of both organic and store-bought materials- hand-fulls of colored sediments from the earth, collage with found items and milk-based paint, this artwork is characterized by free-range brushstrokes, swirls, colors bleeding into one another, with little-to-no thought given to the final outcome. The work is a commentary on joy and ecstasy of being alive, relinquishing our attachments to expected outcomes.
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 Los Angeles, California.