Seeing like Sequoyah

New Grand Staircase Gallery Artist

For Sequoyah Burke-Combs, an emerging artist and the next exhibitor in the WAC Grand Staircase Gallery, the world comes to life through the patterns and natural occurrences observed in everyday musings. From undulating puddles and billowing clouds to the reflection of a night sky in dark water, Sequoyah captures these patterns in cosmic, almost-otherworldly canvases. A WAC member and professional rugby player for the Seattle Seawolves, Sequoyah recently immersed himself more fully into his art as a way to extend his world beyond professional rugby.

“Art has helped me realize more ways to express myself that ultimately say more about who I am and what life means to me,” he says. “It’s completely taken me out of my comfort zone and helped me handle whatever obstacles life has.”

The result of this realization is Sequoyah’s first official show, coming to the Grand Staircase Gallery this summer. Enjoy these large- and medium-scale paintings that delve into the beauty of space, water, wildlife, and nature.

“My life and chaotic system of thoughts find order when I put them into an art piece,” Sequoyah says. “I find myself creating images of things that exist beyond perception. That has a really therapeutic effect for me.”

—Mae Jacobson, WAC Magazine Associate Editor

As published in the July/August 2019 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted June 29, 2018

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