When Ari was eight years old, her best friend at the time showed her a drawing she had made of two little girls. Ari ran home and tried to duplicate that sketch...and failed miserably!!! It was that day that she realized she wanted to be an artist, and chose to devote every day after that to the craft. Ari spent the next ten years finding inspiration from anime, manga, and her own imagination. It was only within the last couple of years through some very dark life situations that she began to express her feelings through her art. Her work is an inner struggle with her own image, her dark thoughts, and what it means to be a woman in our world.
She has been featured in the online magazine Chaotic Utopian but this is her first live showing of her work.