meandkris

What does it mean to be an artist, to make art? What do I have to say about the world, my place in it, and how will I convey my ideas?  For me there is an ebb and flow to expressing my creativity through my hands, giving kinetic movement and form to ideas. In many ways it is a meditation, a way of being that cannot be conveyed any other way for me.

We invite others into our lives and if we are lucky, the connection grows and drops seeds of new life all around us.  A porcelain form can give physical life to that connection….I feel fortunate, grateful to be able to share something made to represent those seeds between us, between a couple, between a family and community.

 

A life-long artist, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where I concentrated on metal and plastics forming as well as computer-aided design. I also hold a Masters in Education with a focus on Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I first began exploring ceramics. Subsequently I apprenticed with a porcelain potter and have studied with others to better understand this medium. Someday I intend to unite my love of metal and porcelain into one-of-a-kind sculptural forms.

I have had a long career as a visual strategist assisting individuals and executives in crafting their mission visually and then imparting it via print or digital means. In 2014 I held the Finding Forever Exhibition in Greenfield, MA raising awareness and funds for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. It is my desire to continue to bring awareness to the important mission of MARE to find Forever Families for the many children in foster care throughout Massachusetts.

 

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