I wanted to do art around Endangered animals to start a dialog, to connect, to get people to understand what it is like for an animal trying to live and survive in this world. To know that they can’t always protect themselves and it is up to us to help provide a safe habitat. So future generations can see the beautiful face of a panda, and that newborn pandas continue to be brought into the world. I speak through paint and clay. I want you to see the sheer beauty of all the animals and tinyest creatures we are blessed to have on this wonderful planet of ours.
William Faulkner said it best ~ The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it it moves again since it is life.
Art gives us permission to think about the questions that we have. It is a way of expressing ourselves and our ideas. I must paint and sculpt the world I live in. I wanted to try and bring about more awareness to the issues in our society and the plight of the endangered animals in our world. And with that awakened awareness we might just understand ourselves better.