The Importance of Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing over the threshold into a creative space can be daunting at times – it often takes me an hour or more to really leave the world behind and lose myself in my practice. But if I allow myself to play before tackling a painting in progress, I can enter into a joyful headspace that allows my creative energy to flow more quickly and freely. I begin all of my paintings in play mode – experimenting with collage, drawing with crayons and laying down fields of color. As I connect these random shapes and marks – a narrative slowly begins to emerge and I’m on my way.

Alumni Show

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Memo

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I have two new artist’s books in the Oregon College of Art and Craft alumni show. The exhibit will feature the work of ceramic, metal and book arts graduates and runs through the month of July in the Hoffman Gallery.¬†Opening reception is Thursday June 6th from 4-6. Hope to see you there!