To me, art making and observing is like learning a second language. Art transcends time and culture. It is built within everyone’s human nature to respond to the visual world, and if we can be prepared to better examine it and even express ourselves within the visual world, we are better able to communicate with each other, empathize with each other, understand people of the past, and potentially create a better world for those in the future.
Being a teaching artist allows me to have amazing access to so many varying creative perspectives. It is a never-ending well of inspiration. Being able to discuss the world through art allows me to grow as an artist and, in my opinion, become a better person. I am passionate about sharing my love and understanding of art. It is my calling. Growing up, my elementary art teacher taught me that “there are no mistakes in art, only different paths to a new solution.” I have lived my life by that motto.