'Saving the Birds' 36"x72" Oil on Canvas
What is the meaning of doing art for you?
Like so many who tread this path, " making" was bred
in the bone. Early drawing, talking, dramatizing, early
symbol making. It continues to be a form of communication.
I soak it up with my eyes .....the bend of an arm, the
shift of a body, the balance of objects in real space.
Transferring the feel of what I see to paper or canvas
gives it away, rids me of the need, allows me to begin
At first I did it for myself. Then for others. Then for
notice. It seems, now, after so much was achieved and
so much forgotten, that, after all, I do it for myself.
It relieves my heebie jeebies, eases my pain, calms my
exuberance, balances my worries, makes me think I am
the mistress of my little universe and lets me say my
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