Check out my fellow LCAC member Kate Powell and me at work in this youtubevideoas we transform our once neglected chairs into works of art that will be auctioned off on Mary 15 at the 2012 Chair Affair to benefit the Community Warehouse!
One of my passions is truly The Community Warehouse and the annual Chair Affair event. An even greater passion is my kids. This year's contribution by Adam and Tiffany is as wonderful as last year's Hungry Caterpillar rocker, which by the way was one of the only chairs to get top bid the first night of the event. This year they wow with the wonderful The Chair At Pooh Corner. I am so proud of their efforts for such an amazing cause. I am sure the auction of their chair will raise lots of money for the warehouse once again! You can also check out their chair featured on the Community Warehouse's facebook page
I am a collaborator with nature, often using found objects in my clay sculpture. My greatest inspiration is my motherhood and nature. Working with clay is a tactile, spiritual interaction. It's a dance as the image emerges and takes on a life form of it's own. The story gradually reveals itself and not always upon completion of the piece. It is a gradual unfolding.... "What the caterpillar thinks is the end of the world...the butterfly knows is only the beginning!"
I keep my spirit vitalized by creating mixed media sculpture, sculptural drawings, exploring narrative photography, writing, participating in collaborative art projects, volunteering for various Portland organizations, walking in the woods and along the Oregon coast collecting the next sculpture inspiration that nature offers me, enjoying the solitude of the Lake in Washington, kayaking, camping, snorkeling in Hawaii, making my voice heard as a quiet activist for various humanitarian issues, appreciating live theater and music in Portland and enjoying the vastly rich life that Oregon has to offer me, but especially spending time with my family. I am savoring my new journey as I explore the middle road of Buddhism. I try to live an "intentional life" every day with "Jo Y"! I feel like a square peg who has finally found her square hole!
I am an artist/partner of The AIR Gallery