How i art
While studying studio art in the Czech Republic during the summer after my first year as an undergraduate and architecture student, I felt the urge to divert my path and pursue my true passion of Art Education. As I sat in a large white room creating a wall-size vibrant abstraction, I began to reminisce about my childhood traditional oil painting instructor. My mind flashed back to Carol forcing my hand to the end of the brush, as she told me I would some day make a great art teacher. Reluctantly, I rolled my eyes and continued painting my bowl of fruit. In that large white room, I laughed and realized Carol was indeed right. I now feel teaching is the most rewarding career that allows me to be a first hand witness to enlightening moments. I am an artist and art educator because I desire to be challenged, and art is one of the few things that continually challenges me. There is no winning or explicit success in art. There is always room for improvement and space for creativity. Exploring conceptual design in art allows one to become sharp in decoding theory of everyday aesthetic.
I am a human who attempts creativity in every aspect of living. I find joy in communicating ideas through a variety of media. Furthermore, I practice communicating my ideas across media as well, in that I transform concepts from my dance choreography, to fine art, and to digital art. In this way, I confront art the same way I do dance, fearlessly. As a professor once told me, “it’s best to approach your work much like a man with his hair on fire approaches a pond: headfirst and at full speed.” Likewise, I approach my artistic endeavors headfirst and at full speed. My artwork is often described, both artistically and kinesthetically, as an initial hot mess eventually transformed into a pristine work. I find myself constantly moving until something successful emerges. Like dance choreography, drawing and painting allow for freedom to move about, work quickly and aggressively, and renovate mistakes. I am a movement-oriented person, therefore my works all possess a sense of activity. Art should be explorative, dynamic, and transforming, rather than static. I am constantly working towards advancement and variation technically and thematically. Art gives the opportunity for boundless creativity and innovation. My sincere hope is that I can implement my ideas and joys of art to others through my work and teaching.