This piece was created as a demonstration to another student in lid-making for smaller jars thrown “off the hump”. To me it represents my desire to teach others to create with the potter’s wheel and to nurture a larger community of ceramic artists by inspiring others.
I aim for realness, not perfection.
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art. It has always been a way for me to escape, focus, and feel a sense of control. In the future, I plan to go into art therapy and show others how they can use art to help themselves grow as individuals, and productive members of society. Art has always been therapeutic for me, and I know
it can have a strong effect on others too.
Inside Every Realist…
This is the first piece in a series of mixed media portraits that I am currently working on. The theme that I am focusing on for the series is internal conflict. Because it is the first piece in a series it was intended to serve as a proof of concept, for this reason I chose to use myself as the subject as opposed to a model. The specific conflict I chose to represent in this piece was the one between idealism and realism. The different faces represent different sides of the internal battle.
Women across the world are under more pressure than ever to fit into the mold of what is thought to be “beautiful.” Unfortunately, the messages society sends men and women prevent them from seeing qualities that make up real beauty. In this self-portrait, I tried to convey the barrier that I have felt placed on myself by society.