Art saved my life. Without it I wouldn’t be here today.
As long as I can remember it has always called me. I have visceral memories, at 2 years old, of the joy I felt in creating. By 4 years old, I was taking lessons, in love with making art.
Through the lens of creativity I found solace in myself. I saw a vision of happiness, and at the same time fulfilled it, through art making, knowing that if I did not pursue my heart’s path, I would not be happy.
Five years after I received a BFA and MFA in fine art, I still followed the herd, making work that the market demanded. Seeking my own visual voice and vocabulary, I kept stepping away and coming back to my work, knowing how I fit into the world.[x_blockquote type=”left”]Internally, I was struggling to realize a new, contemporary vision: A Meeting of Minimalism with the Primordial Magnificence of nature.[/x_blockquote]
After exploring many modalities, I landed resoundingly on my path when I created my “Sculpt-Paint Process.” This technique creates tactile, visceral, sculpted paintings that meld ceramic and sculptural dimensionality with painting.
This new visual vocabulary thrust me into the work I’m pursuing today.
I now own my art — its beauty, sensuality, and the new forms and language that I created.
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