17. COLLEEN TOLEDANO
The artist has created a space meant to reference her feelings of everyday life that can feel like a fantastical dreamscape that is hazy and unclear as much as it is serene and organized. The centerpiece is an incredible tree created out of mundane materials.
Trained as a ceramist, currently on the faculty at Buffalo State College, Colleen's widely exhibited mixed media work often references both organic & man made structures, evoking habitation and ritual. She explains, “I try to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.”