Angel Bryant lives in Albuquerque New Mexico where she is working on her associates in Fine Arts with Studio concentration at CNM. She also received her Bench Jeweler Certification from CNM. Angel works in a variety of mediums including photography, metalsmith and mixed media. Angel likes to incorporate organic matter such as found bones, blessed dirt, holy water with hand fabricated metals and recycled found objects from the discarded trash piles in the desert. She also loves to play with shades of grey in her Black and White photography to push the boundaries and bring dramatic life to her subject. She mixes techniques and media to explore concepts of the mind with colors, textures and line, playing with compositions and space. A born storyteller from Alabama, raised in a strict religious home without television, Angel created to escape her everyday life. She learned about her love of art from her first drawing of Tippy the Turtle in a contest she entered as a child. The schools she attended growing up did not offer art classes, so her parents afforded her private lessons where she learned charcoal drawings. Soon her parents bought her a small Kodak disc camera, where she learned to see art in the ordinary world around her. Angel is inspired by art history, particularly in the relics of the renaissance period. Other artist of inspiration are J.M.W. Tunner and the whimsical works of Bosch. She plans to pursue her BFA in Fine Arts, studio concentration at the University of New Mexico.