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Being a teacher and an artist, I see a great deal of similarity between learning and art making. I engage with information and object in the hope of learning. For me a reciprocal relationship with any information, object or person, is about having a conversation. I collect simple objects that their beauty and meaningfulness have been overlooked and I converse with them.
The aesthetics of the objects alone or in a relational collection with other objects opens a space in which I can create a hopeful gaze at life, the sort that has this utopian outlook for art to make lives better. I put objects together as if I am conversing with them in a way that excites me and magnifies the beauty of that relational collage of objects. In this journey, I apply a wide range of media including oil, acrylic paint, paper, wood, plastic, wire, etc. I am hoping that my work of art, can speak to the audience about this learning process of engagement.
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”Leonardo da Vinci
“Before I start carving the idea must be almost complete. I say ‘almost’ because the really important thing seems to be the sculptor’s ability to let his intuition guide him over the gap between conception and realization without compromising the integrity of the original idea.”Barbara Hepworth