Ariel Gold (b. 1985) is inspired by natural landscapes and the energy and light contained within each place. In each non-representational abstract, Gold layers the paint so that it catches the light differently throughout the day allowing the piece to transform based on the angle it is viewed. Heavy texture and color add compositional depth to entice the viewer to approach her pieces in an attempt to discover how the piece was made and the colors that lie underneath. Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan now living in San Francisco, California, Gold has exhibited nationally and has been featured in various publications.