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FACULTY SHOW 2009: Recent Work by SRJC Faculty
November 5 - December 12, 2009
The vessels I create are a search for a personal spiritual connection to my daily life. The paper is fibrous and fragile, yet on first inspection, the forms appear made of clay. I incorporate bits of paper and found objects gathered from my cultural surroundings. I transform these ordinary materials into extraordinarily mysterious allusions of antiquity. The resemblance to ancient basketry and pottery forms expresses my appreciation for these humble utilitarian objects. My pieces honor childhood memories of learning to sew and assemble bits of fabric. The walls of my vessels contain a record of process, the marks of change, the tracings of time- my personal cultural illusion.
The story within each vessel documents a fragment or layer of my life. As a continuous series, my works create meaning in relationship, like a patch in a quilt, a photograph in an album, an object in a box of treasures- my personal expression.
I see the field of education as a life-long career path. I taught my first workshop when I was in the 7th grade. The challenges and excitement of teaching have strengthened and transformed my own artwork throughout my lifetime. I describe my teaching philosophy as the following:
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