a rough draft of my artist statement

Artist Statement

Ideas, light, landscapes, thoughts well up in me and splash out as art. My work is technical, exacting, academic, deliberate, with all my heart’s love thrown in for good measure.

I’m an architect by training (UNL/GBR) and profession and I like to think of myself as a bit of a philosopher. Focusing on historic preservation and residential design there seemed to be no preserving my one woman firm from the building bubble. Back in God’s Country, now, with lifelong friends and family, I’m doing full time what I’ve always loved best, Art!

I document our beautiful scenery, our best places, I contemplate our existence in this Universe under our starry milky way. I create objects of fine art slowly by hand with care and attention. I use traditional techniques, sometimes in new ways, always with purpose.

In my current work I would like the viewer to participate; recognize the land, remember themselves there, see themselves involved in the work, and to bring their own experiences imagined and real to the story of the piece. Life should be about making the everyday story extraordinary, immediate and rich. I believe without doubt that Truth and Beauty are one, in the present and for all time.