Ghada Amer – Embroidery and Paint

9/5/18 Ghada Amer is a contemporary artist who emmigrated to the United States from France in 1995 at the age of 32. Her abstract portrayals convey a sense of subtle revolt that incite emotion. Amer was born in Cairo, Egypt and lived there until the age of 11 when her family moved to France. Amer’s […]

Unraveling Beauty

8/12/16 Notes to Myself: I’m dismantling and detaching from my work with the hope of becoming more free in my creating. This inspiration is running in tandem with my journey of living. Feeling some frustration this past week as well as some grief. I found myself inspired to cut up some of my paintings. What […]

Control/Creativity

2/4/16 Notes to Myself: Oh how I’ve loved to control and have life unfold on my timeline. How stifling. My heart wants to be like the bird. Free. Trusting. Open. At the core this is how I AM! But oh, how this other system of living has impacted my creativity and art making process. And […]

Silence

2/13/15 Notes to Myself:There’s much to be learned from silence. For it’s in these moments that I choose to observe all that is around and within ME. There are no lies, only the reverberation of truth. Creativity is at the core of this experience for me.

The Work Vibrates

” The work we make, even if unnoticed and undesired by the world, vibrates in perfect harmony to everything we put into it — or withhold from it. “ Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland “Encapsulated Spring”   This excerpt is inspiring to me.  I find that it validates the creative process […]

Your Art and Acceptance

“If the need for acceptance is the need to have your work accepted as art, then the accompanying fear is finding it dismissed as craft, hobby, decoration–or as nothing at all” Art and Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland Last week I posted about the need to be understood as part of the process […]