March 2010 – My Artist’s Philosophy

I’m going to attempt to draft my art philosophy this month (well the general concept behind mine), and if you don’t mind, I’m going to take you on this journey with me.

This for me will be slightly hard because as we speak RIGHT NOW I don’t quite know what it is; but I’m going to dig deep and find it, determine what my art really means to me and what I want it to mean to you and other viewers.

There’s something that brings me back to art, no matter what happens in life I always find my way back and surely that calling has some purpose beyond being a mere hobby.

After quite a bit of thought and few drafts, I have come up with the following. Now this may change from time to time, after all, no artists has the same philosophy or direction for their entire life. What I have drafted is what my art represents and where it fits into my life as we speak. 

Artist’s Statement and Philosophy

“People mean a lot to me, they are often the source of happiness, laughter, sadness and confusion. I am intrigued by the series of personal transformations that people undergo in life to ultimately find a brief state of balance before the next series of transformations. I am a granddaughter, a daughter, a mother, a wife, an aunt, a friend… as such this concept is very real to me. Specifically as women, we are continuously transforming in marriage, careers, motherhood, friendships etc.

I aim to create art that addresses this very concept.  I also depict the beauty of  simple inanimate objects and the peace/tranquility of their balance with the rest of the world.

Everyone is on a journey consisting of transformations and balance. Portraying the energy in mine and yours is what I do. My art is an expression of my thoughts and experiences; from my soul, through my hands, and onto the paper as an offer to you”.