Cydney Ross was raised in the Greater Kansas City area, and has set down roots in Kansas City, Kansas, where she lives with her partner and three cats. She earned a BFA in ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute in 2013 and maintains a studio practice in ceramics and mixed media in the Crossroads Arts District. Her interest in buildings is inspired by the urban and rural structures that surround her in her Midwestern hometown and travels - structures being built, torn down, or that have faced massive destruction. She employs unconventional ceramic processes including intentionally over-firing or freezing and then thawing sculptures to encourage swaying, slumping, and collapsing. Examining architecture throughout its various life cycles represents an exploration of liminal spaces between creation and destruction.