Stories embellish the fabric of our lives. They unite us, keep us connected and nourish us as we continue our life journey. For stories and works of art are “faith stones” of remembrance. Our “faith stones” are our “God stories” that lay to recall a special time or place or conversation. Our stories impact others and help us remain connected.
I believe that the arts make a difference. Earthen clay revives, restores and rejuvenates and is the cornerstone that allows Lolly’s Works to collaboratively improve community life by strengthening social contacts through such initiatives as “Empty Bowl”. Clay works provide a new perspective on imaging and adds excitement to a life that might be black and white. Sharing in community-based learning commands community-based dialog. The very nature of water: a life giving resource you add to clay adds fluidity to creating a pot or pulling a hand-printed, marbled pattern from a water-based sizing. My approach to creating a work of art is based on the “less is more”concept. Simple forms in clay are tagged with imprinted impressions. The reverse is true for printmaking. In printmaking everything’s reversed. When growing up, I didn’t understand why I was struggling with school; but when I went to college and got into printmaking, it all began to make sense- I had dyslexia. As a printmaker/marbler/ potter, I explore texture and color in surface design techniques. Marbling is a mono-type printing process made with Acrylic inks on a water-based sizing. The one-of-a-kind motif design in fabric or on paper is easy to display and convenient to mail. Creating visual art; be it pottery or marbled, hand-printed cloth restores my capacity for wonder, scientific exploration and experimentation.