Artist Statement March 24, 2006
Art is a part of my life. Art gives fuel for thought; the spark to ignite an idea; the energy to learn; the knowledge to understand; the desire to explore. Art opens the mind to view the world from another perspective.
Learning to see is how I constantly rediscover the world with line, form, shape, color and movement. The ordinary becomes unexpected. The unforeseen is everywhere in everything waiting to be rediscovered. My concern in art is not so much about copying a subject faithfully but letting pure energy be expressed. Finding the force and releasing the energy is the process of art.
Art has emotion. My work is the reflection of the events that touch me through my daily activities they may be personal or world wide. It all melts down into the subconscious. In return, the conscious sparks the emotion that brings the idea to life. The emotion that is beneath the surface waiting to be liberated by the artist is my motivating inspiration.
Art is the method of taking any kind of material or action and deliberately fashion a statement. My statement is expressed by mixed media. The materials are tape, fabric, paper, glue, oil or acrylic paints, soft or oil pastels, charcoal, pencil or whatever it takes that will solve the need for the desired result.
Most of my work includes the articles I have written for the local Cheboygan Tribune. I have found great pleasure in writing and experiencing the power of words. The combination of words and images stirs the power of emotion for my abstract vision.
I can not imagine life without art.