this first week of 52 spending time with my art has been eye opening to me. i realized that sometimes you have to finish to start fresh. finishing is part of the process. day one was counterproductive. no art was made in the process of looking for myself. then i got a burst of energy and cleaned the art studio. so a clean space is vital in the producing of new art. right? ideas are running a round in my head like birds fluttering. finding ways to make my inspirations mesh. finding ways to make the mediums i choose blend into one seamless visual cohesive piece of visual wonderfulness. in the discovery process i found brokenness, decided to repair me then see what my inner self has to say to my outer creativity. what art will i manifest while being honest and telling my truths? note to self: don't look back we're not going that way!
so i've decided to take some time off to spend more time with my art..... as of july 1,2012 i am claiming a year to delve deeply into to who i am, what i want to say and how to say it visually as an artist. it's easy to get lost in creating a livelihood and paying bills. i had to remind myself that the art i make is for ME first and foremost. the goal is to create those things i wish to. however, i'm always happy and appreciative of those who enjoy it! i will still be selling all the current work listed on the website and there may be a few new pieces added here and there. i will still continue to paint live for my community of poets & musicians! i do look forward to what the next year of creativity brings! all the days of discoveries and days of angst. they will be part of the process. part of this journey. "i am a quiet spirit with a loud presence"~kottavei 2012
"even when surrounded by others, some paths and journeys are meant to be traveled alone. you can't force companionship in these moments"
“Art is a process, not a product.”
MaryAnn F Kohl
“i do not attempt to be a particular type of artist. i create in any medium based on my current inspiration. everyone and everything i encounter has the potential to become art”. rarely will the global female figures i portray be in conjunction with another. i attempt to divulge who we are in our solitary moments , inside our own skin, inside our own minds and deep within our psyche . expose the unrevealed portions of our inner workings that we rarely serve up to others. show women and girls as we are in spirit. what does the spirit of a women look like when interpreted as living and inanimate objects and thoughts? understanding the dynamics of a solitary figure in relationship to very little or nothing at all. it is my intention to show the everyday woman as an icon. my art may come across as unpredictable but it is my wish that i retain my childlike wonder.
for the majority of my life i have pursued my visual art talents and somewhere along the line found I have the gift to alchemize words into something phenomenal others want to read. the process of writing for me is a wish, a meditation and a prayer all rolled into one. i fell in love with the limitations and opportunities found within the traditions of haiku, however, i also write in free form.