Artistry. The creative process of expressing one’s imaginative ideas through various medium with the purpose of telling a story and evoking an emotional response. This is my purpose. To capture my voice and create something authentic, beautiful and inspiring.
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to expression of any kind. Foreign films, song and dance, photo, paint or clay. My travels abroad exposed me at a young age to the wide world of global artisans. From the colorful eastern textiles to the pure and simple celadon green teacups in Taiwan, I quickly grew to understand that artistic expression is universal. It is the common thread of humanity that unites us all. I relished in the flavors and smells, textures and shapes I discovered all around me.
Internalizing this understanding of creativity, I have been exploring art through various medium my whole life. Textiles, pastels, paint and clay. The first day I touched clay, I knew I had found my medium. There is a quiet magic that happens when throwing on the wheel or making something by hand. My mind becomes calm and time stands still. There is focus and peace amidst the chaos of life. It is my happy place.