Louisa Powell is a DC based artist working from her backyard studio in multiple mediums. She completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Masters of Fine Art degree in sculpture from the University of Georgia. Today Louisa splits her time between this drawing practice and her abstract sculptural installation work. She has come to find that what intrigues her about recreating representational subject matter with charcoal isn’t that different from what incites her to create abstract forms in the third dimension. Up close, everything is just a bunch of shapes in space. Louisa finds drawing people and architecture most exciting, though she does not discriminate. Ultimately, her curiosity is in how the relationships of extreme lights and darks put on paper come together to depict something that we recognize.