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“As I began to re-immerse myself in art about four years ago, after a fifteen year hiatus, I made a conscious decision to change everything about my approach. I wanted to utilize more color, different media, and different imagery and to develop a more playful approach.
In a sense I wanted to develop a more childlike approach to my work and also a more simplified form of expression. While this body of work is a result of this approach it is by no means finished but rather one of continuing development. This body of work will hopefully demonstrate simplicity of color, form and imagination.
As we age, we tend to lose our ability to explore, express and take risks.
As a child growing up on the East Coast, I loved creating art. In my 20s and 30s, I focused on printmaking and photography (BFA), and on glass art (MFA). Living in the Midwest, I was William Carlson’s artist assistant. And I was a glass artist with pieces in several galleries. By my 40s, with two young sons in tow, I moved to Southwest Florida, got a “real job,” and focused on raising my kids.
Now, in my 50s, with my sons in high school, I’ve begun creating art for myself again. I’ve avoided the intricacies and labor of glass art and focused on print and drawing and wood and paint—art that allows me to experience the true satisfaction of artistic expression.”
Posted by: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center