Date: Sunday, October 20
Address: 3463 Potomac St, St. Louis, MO 63118
Media: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Painting
Studio Features: ADA Accessible, Restroom, Work For Sale
My primary motivation in creating visual art is to expose the viewer to an honest interpretation of perseverance, achieved through resilience by way of relative positivity. Life puts many challenges in front of us, often to outcomes that we do not expect. Not to say we will always be happy, sure, or even steadfast, but that we must try. Without an attempt, there is no means to a bright result. When we make efforts to look at situations with humility and good nature, we inevitably wind up better for it. A positive outlook builds on itself, creating more positive outcomes and thus more positivity.
My overall practice is the direct result of maintaining this optimism. At its deepest level, the art that I create relates to seeing the good or purpose in events, others, and conceptual ideas. In this light, my work is, as a whole, an artifact of examining how to remain hopeful throughout struggle. I bounce around this near-paradoxical but attainable outlook in varying ways — viewing hope as pertinent, though not easy, with an open mind and without judgment.