The Freedom in Art

"Your job is to watch where you're going and hopefully have the foresight and freedom to make some mid-course corrections along the way. One of the truly wonderful things about artmaking is that it gives you permission - at any given moment, in any given art piece - to access anything you need, from any... Continue Reading →

Connecting the Pieces

Every piece I've made prior to my most recent one, paved the way to that most recent piece. I get comments on occasion that something I've shared is very different for me or that my style is evolving. In no way am I upset by these comments, in part, they're correct. And I'm glad the... Continue Reading →

Do you consider yourself an artist?

I'm amazed at the unwillingness to define yourself as an artist and at fears of trying new things. There should be no fear, no shame. Creation is a part of the human condition. There was no fear in coloring or sculpting as a child. Fear and resistance only crept in when you became aware that... Continue Reading →

The Line Between Art as a Whole and Surrealism is Very Thin

"Making art precipitates self-doubt, stirring deep waters that lay between what you know you should be, and what you fear you might be."– DAVID BAYLES AND TED ORLAND, ART & FEAR: OBSERVATIONS ON THE PERILS (AND REWARDS) OF ARTMAKING Surrealism in its absolute simplicity is imagination, emotion, knowledge of self. Is this not what the aim of... Continue Reading →

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