Saturday, March 7, 2009

For me, art is theater....

People often ask me how I get inspired or why I do what i do.... Much of what i create is an escape from reality...a respite from an often cruel world. Last year, someone told me that i should "paint my pain". Nooooooo! I want to express joy and whimsy and fun. My animal rescue work is often extremely depressing and emotionally draining, so I use my art as therapy. It keeps me moving and provides a special, safe place to travel to every day. For me art is theater, it is magic... I like the thought that when i close the door or turn off the lights, my little animal characters come to life and dance and sing...just like in the storybooks we read as children. Can't you see this circus crew creating quite a clatter in the middle of the night :)???


I decided that it was high time that my circus have a ringmaster!!! How can the show go on without a leader?!! Here is my leopard ringmaster in process. I am anxious to get him finished. He is going to be showcased inside an antique clock frame that I found at a flea market a few months ago. It has been sitting on my desk waiting to be used for just the right art piece.

14 comments:

obviousfront said...

Fantastic figures, and so fun. It's fitting that you have a Cat for the Ringmaster

Moniqui said...

Oh my,i soooo love what you do!! These images are so awesomely cute!

MandMStudio said...

So cute:)

Kilkennycat said...

Your circus characters are simply fabulous!!

Cris said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your circus characters and I especially love how you reach out to all the little critters in need of help.

Sharon said...

Your snippets are divine--so whimsical and magical!

Jenn said...

oh yes, I've always thought that! they must have a life of their own when the lights go off! The ringmaster is adorable:) xox...jenn

Pattee said...

I just love your work!

softinthehead said...

Thank you so much for the visit to my blog. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting you. Your work is nothing short of amazing....I will definitely be back.Pam

suzanne.artist said...

Art is theatre you're so right I love your creations, hope you will decide to become a member of AHA!

Suzanne Urban

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Wow, I am impressed. They are beautiful and magical:):)

Talking Horses Arts said...

Wow what an awesome blog you have here, just adore your work!
Yes animals are work, we have four rescue cats here and three dogs. Two of these are rescue too.
Is it ok if I follow you around a bit?
Andrea.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

these are just too terrific ... I don't know why I haven't discovered you until today!

love your work - will return for sure!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.