Ashley Wick explores connections between love, natural phenomena, intuition and fear. In her animations and sculptures, she brings life and anthropomorphizes disembodied body parts, animals, and insects to tell her story through song and stream of consciousness story telling.
«There is something about stop motion animation that immediately endears the viewer, invites them into a personal place that they can share with the artist. Perhaps it’s the element of handling, the necessity that the artist be intimately involved with the objects they work with, breathing life into them. The work of Ashley Wick – stop motion videos created with small-scale oil paintings, repainted over and over again – uses the peculiar kind of closeness stop motion provides to take her audience on a strange journey, investigating roles of self and other through her playful (and sometimes scary) lens.». Samantha Mitchell, Title Magazine, 2016