Amber Larks (b. 1994, USA) is an oil painter whose work explores the metaphysical and unknown with nods to science fiction and surrealism. The imagery in her work often stems from the subconscious and hypnagogia- the transitional state of consciousness between wake and sleep. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s explanation of higher dimensions, her recent paintings feature beings and anomalies that cannot be fully perceived in our known world. Growing up in the diverse city of Los Angeles and coming from a biracial and non religious background, she often reflects on and incorporates themes of identity, perception, belonging, purpose, and existence into her work. Her goal is to hold a mirror to society and encourage reflection and exploration of the unknown. Larks lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.