The Temple Sisters, Holly and Ashlee, work in mixed media to generate large and small works on canvas and paper. Their current work reflects a fascination with the effects of time and memory upon American iconography. Each work they create is meant to engage the viewer in questions about the temporal nature of the image, as well as personal memories and the hidden stories that are re-imagined through age and displacement.

Collaboration, both in applied method as well as conceptually, is at the core of their work. They each find the implicit trust required by working in tandem to be one of the most interesting and integral parts of their art. A shared history and shared aesthetic emerges as a partnership in paint and paper. It is their deep belief that collaboration – artist-to-artist, art-to-observer – is at the heart of the creative process.