I know I have not yet found the final form of my art practice, my routine, my home, HOME, my family, or my business but I am excited and eager for my future, something I couldn’t say until very recently. I’m learning to find validity in being and I’m learning how to unlearn all the patterns and thoughts that kept me alive for so long and no longer serve where I am today. I will continue to trip and fall but every year I get back up a little quicker. Life will never be truly “stable” but I’m learning to find stability in the instability, the in-between and the not knowing as I know now that the biggest changes occur when you rid yourself of all the “What if(s)?” and replace them with “What’s next?”
I know my “Home” collection will continue to grow as the ideas I discuss in the collection are thoughts that have and will consume my mind for years. Home has always been a feeling and never a place and I will continue to look for it with everyone I meet. Which leads me to my “Offering” collection. 3 years in the making it has yet to fully see the light of day, yet its motifs of the intricate web that connects us all as living beings on this big rock seep into every piece I produce. It’s no wonder this led me to create “Stump.” A response to the deforestation of the land I was not only raised on but that provided me with nearly every piece of clay that I created my business and followed with for 3 years. Created a year ago I hope to release the first wave of images in the next year!
My time in Omaha, Nebraska has been fruitful and was what I needed when I needed it but it doesn’t feel like mine or “HOME’s” forever location. My team and I are always considering and pursuing new opportunities and are all ears to any suggestions so please feel free to contact me with any thoughts! The end goal for both myself and “HOME” is to eventually find a space, where we can create and foster not just community with artists and the residents of the town we occupy but to do the same for the land. The aim is to eventually have a property that always allows for the potential for new growth in both our studio offerings but also our capacity for housing. I dream that one day we can offer “HOME” to anyone in need, not just those with prior experience in the field of Fine Art. I can’t wait to watch it happen, day by day, person by person, place by place.
“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”
~ Herman Melville