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Sunday, August 23, 2015

My lampwork beads are my art............

This is truly the way I feel about my art:

Quoting Erik Wahl

"The purpose of art is not to produce a product. The purpose of art is to produce thinking. The secret is not the mechanics or technical skill that create art - but the process of introspection and different levels of contemplation that generate it. Once you learn to embrace this process, your creative potential is limitless.

Artwork should be an active verb (a lens by which to view the world) not a passive noun (a painting that sits dormant in a museum). Creativity lies NOT in the done but in the doing. Art is active and incomplete. Always shifting, always becoming. Art is a sneak peak into the future of potential, of what could be. Not a past result of what has been already done. Art is a process not a product.

Art is a human act. Art is Risky. Generous. Courageous. Provocative. You can be perfect, or you can make art. You can keep track of what you will get in return for your effort, or you can make art. You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art."

I hope that when you request to be Queen, you understand that what I create may not always be what you envision.  My intention is not to dissappoint, but during the bead making process and working with molten glass, all the while thinking...... I like to empty my mind, not fill it up with details to work at creating a duplicate bead.  I like to think that all of my beads are one of a kind and knowing that ~~you are the only one who will own it.


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