The Personal Statement of An Artist
May 1, 2009
I have been asked to make a personal statement about my art many times. I find this statement a progression, day by day, just as personal growth is. There has always been an underlying theme to my creativity.
This theme is the realization that my creativity comes from God. It is a desire from my heart to use any talent God gave me to be the conveyer of his love for mankind in an expression of beauty that even the small children can understand. Maybe they will catch just a glimpse of how wonderful he is.
I realize my ability to do this is a job in progress, and is the wonderful part of the whole thing. While learning, searching and peeling back the layers, if I listen and yield, I can be used to fill my niche in this world. The poetry is an added dimension. It came most unexpected as I had never written any poetry until I began to create sculpture. It came with rhythm and flow just like the sculpture, and I found it just as delightful.
Somewhere along the way, the poetry became half of the whold, part of a physical expression of spiritual beauty.
It is a very challenging concept and I love it.