Intricate three-dimensional collages of animals, fairy worlds, and girls behaving badly, rendered in a treasure trove of found materials; Cassy White’s art must be experienced in person.
Stones, feathers, beads and more combine with handmade papers and recycled magazines to form stunning images with real personality. Forgotten knickknacks are rescued and reincarnated with new purpose. Look closely, you may be surprised at what you find. Innovative and whimsical. At times, feisty and rebellious. White’s pieces speak to the kid and the creative soul in all of us.
“Children taught me how to tap into the realm of imagination; how to play in this forgotten world of magic and mystery,” says White.
A former nanny of ten years, she names children as a major source of inspiration. To share her passion, White teaches art classes for pint-sized artists and adults on the back porch of her art gallery. Animals and nature serve as another powerful muse. The charm of the natural world and the spiritual connection White has with it, is evident in her work.
“I feel,” says White, “like a creative force is working through me.”
Cassandra May White grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii in Holualoa, a tiny, artsy village on the slopes of Hualalai volcano. A place where backyards are full of wild chickens, papaya trees, and the Pacific Ocean casts a vivid shade of blue some 1,500 feet below.
White currently lives and works in Holualoa. See her work at Shelly Maudsley White Gallery and Haleiwa Art Gallery.
Shelly Maudsley White Gallery
76-5894 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa HI 96725
Haleiwa Art Gallery
66-252 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa HI 96712
“Punahou Carnival Art Gallery” Honolulu, HI
RAW “Fixate” Art Show, Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
“Outside the Lines” Art Show, Kailua-Kona, HI
“A Night of Strings” Art Show, Kailua-Kona, HI
“A Horse of a Different Color” Art Show, Holualoa, HI
“Lehua Love” Charity Fundraiser, Daylight Mind Coffee Company, Kailua-Kona, HI
“In With the New” Kona Coffee and Tea, Kailua-Kona, HI
Kohanaiki Resort, Kailua-Kona, HI
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, HI
2015 – 2016
Grunewald Guild Artist in Residence, Wenatchee, WA
Album Cover Artwork for Obsidian, by Izik
Lehua Love Clothing Line designed and created with Kepola Design House