Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Who IS she?
As I embark on the journey of 1000 craft shows, art retreats, workshops, demonstrations and gallery showings I begin the journey of defining my artist self. I've long been the "you can't define me" girl... er um woman... and now I find that refusal to be boxed slightly annoying.
It would be so cool if I could just check the box ___jeweler or ___sculpter or___painter or something "normal", but nooooo... I have to be DIFFERENT. Well, if I'm going to keep teaching Lex that different is good then I had better start figuring out WHY since that is the next question, anyways...
I am into making tiny things outta junk that seem sacred... but that's someone else's schtick... plus I almost always type "scared" instead of sacred... LOL that's telling... I have always liked using nature in my work, I am totally into "funk-i-fying" stuff - meaning I make something new look like trash - no, but in a good way! - I love incorporating personal meaning in a way that may not be obvious to the viewer.
Some of my projects are jewelry, some are small sculpture, some are little wall hangings all are shrines in a way...
I am SHRINE BUILDER... yeah? is there a box for that?