Hello people. If you are looking for the artist who makes these trees, you've found her.
I don't like to talk about it very much. I've never been a super academic person, and theory doesn't interest me much. I think the image part of my brain works differently than the verbal part maybe. When I say I'm sort of always working on art, it's because if I'm not actually making something, I'm filling my brain with images. Any down time I have, while watching t.v. or whatever, I'm always cruising image banks on the Internet, just sucking it all in. The mix tumbles around without me over-thinking it too much. That seems important-- letting it roll around unimpeded.
Wow- I said I didn't like to talk about it and I'm going on forever!
I guess I'm trying to get across most of the art thing happens in my own head. When I'm talking to people or goofing around online, it's not about art, but that part of my brain is always on and filtering and sorting and building faint ideas of ideas, like white noise.
At these shows so many people attended who've bought my art over the years, or who've just always wanted to. Art isn't affordable for most people. Wealthy people buy it, and people who really love it and aren't wealthy make a lot of sacrifices to own it. You can't imagine what that means to me. The fact that there are people out there who bother to follow my art, who stop by to tell me about a piece they bought perhaps years ago, and where it is now and how it makes them feel to look at it. It's like they've taken a little of me into their life.
What an amazing compliment and honor.
I don't know how or why I can do what I do exactly. Mostly what I've learned over the years is to try to stay out of my own way. I wish everyone out there could have a job where it felt like they were doing something they were built specifically for, and they could receive the kind of accolades I do for their efforts. All I know is I feel pretty darned lucky.