Santa Barbara-based mixed-media artist Stephanie Dotson looks to drugs and rugs for inspiration. Rugs can be considered a bit dull while drugs are anything but. Combine them and you have an intriguing and unexpected work of art. Stephanie’s work often lives in that moment of tension where opposites pull in two different directions only to collide into a harmonious symbiosis. This is epitomized in her new drugrug series [pictured above] and in her work currently on view at New York’s Christina Ray gallery.