Artist Statement

Artist Statement

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 can make a difference. “Art brings new perspective on things. It adds excitement to a life that might be black and white and it also brings dialog. You never know who’s going to respond to your work, positive or negative. 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 design impressions become the foundational support for glaze applications. 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 on cloth and paper, my most recent exploration is in surface design, mono-type printing with Acrylic inks on a water-based sizing. My product is one-of-a-kind motif design that is affordable. Easy to display and easy to mail. The very nature of water adds fluidity to creating a pot or pulling a hand-printed, marbled pattern from a water-based sizing. Creating art;be it pottery or marbled, hand-printed cloth restores my capacity for wonder, scientific exploration and experimentation.
 

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