As an artist, I have been fortunate to create meaningful work in various media. For me, if my work doesn’t have a solid foundation and contributes to the world, it has no meaning. I have explored socio/political issues, primarily overcrowding and overpopulation. Contributing to overcrowding has been part of my dilemma ; working with tangible physical materials and the accumulation of supplies with which to create that work has made me feel more of an accomplice than a solution.
A recent move into another living space has also forced me to really look at what I have; and how I have to move it around with me. I am not portable with so much. I am not as free as I wish to be.
I simply cannot justify conspicuous consumption of materials and the storage of those as much as I have in the past. I will continue to work with fabric but cannot see any rationale for purchasing new materials; what I have will be what I use. There is no way I will end my work in textiles…it is part of my soul, my being, my spirit. It’s tactile, soft, warm, and oh so invitingly sensual.
I now explore other options; into the world of digital photography I go. Armed with nothing more than a laptop, a camera and a camera phone, I embark on another visual journey. Who knows where this will lead? Freedom to be, to experience the world.
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