Although I have always enjoyed being an "artist" since my early years, and have tried different venues to express myself through art, it has been through assemblage art, using found objects, that I have found fullfillment the last 3 - 4 years. I have taken a few art classes and workshops, but am mostly a self-taught artist, I do not have a degree in art, nor have I attended an art college, but I do have a sense of objects working together to form an expression or thought that evokes emotion and a sense of "ah-ha!" in many.
Much of my work is spiritual in nature, some of it takes a light-hearted look at spiritual things, but the majority of my work reflects a much deeper, reflective view of God.
Art As Prayer
Good art is a form of prayer. It's a way to say what is not sayable. (Frederich Busch)
I have used many of my assemblages in an Interactive Prayer Station Exhibit. The images in my assemblages often bring home a spiritual connection in ways that many can relate to. Contact me about bringing the Prayer Stations to your Church or Retreat or for a Gallery Showing.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Portrait of Self" Exhibition 2008.
Whose Church Is It Anyway Conference Workshop/Exhibit, Mundelein, IL, Aug. 2008.
Province V Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators Conference, Evanston, IL, Mar. 2008.
Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan, WI Prayer Stations Exhibit, February 2007, March 2008, April 2009.
Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee - Youth Ministry Workshop, Watertown, WI - August 2009.
Image & Spirit, ECVA sketchbook, Seek Ye First, October 2009.
Episcopal Cafe / Art Blog, Mapping the Miraculous, October 2009.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Full of Grace" Exhibition, November 2009.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Recognition & Return" Exhibition, February 2010.
Celebrate Brad - A Tribute to Art & Life- Fundraiser to benefit cancer research & MIAD scholarship fund in memory of Brad Germata, held at Flux Design, Milwaukee, February 2010.
Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan, WI - Prayer Station Meditation Exhibit - Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil overnight (April 1st starting at 9:00 p.m. - April 2nd, ending 10:00 a.m.) April 2010.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Fellowship & Communion" Exhibition, Spring/Summer 2010.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Justice & Peace" Exhibition, Fall 2010.
Episcopal Church & Visual Arts "Seeking & Serving" Exhibition, December 2010.
The River of Life 3rd Annual Art Show, Sat., Dec. 4th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Creations of 18 area artists, held at The River (formerly the Delavan Theatre), 403 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan, WI. (Short viewing also on Sunday, Dec. 5th, 11:00 - Noon, following their services.)