Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Artist Statement

A lot of artists have a really hard time writing these. I know I definitely hated the process. But I thought it would be good to share what I came up with. For all those out there reading, this is probably not the best example of what one should be like but it is mine.

Don't be to harsh with me!

Narcotic Art
Glass casting and fusing are like heroin. It is like crack or crystal-meth. Stained glass started it all. From the start, the process of transforming sheets or chunks of glass into sculptures has felt like the perfect high. Over the years, that magical high has made me an addict. Creating art fills me with a sense of euphoria and freedom, and has been an excellent way to release pent-up and stirring energy.

I surrender to the glass. It is like that person at the bar you can’t keep yourself from approaching. You might get hurt from touching, and you know that, but you can’t stop yourself. I can’t stop myself. My work is primarily in the lost wax casting method and glass fusing. In both methods, my raw materials are placed in the kiln and I must wait till all the glass is married together and cooled before looking to see if the finished piece is what I intended.

I am currently exploring this feeling of being drawn to something dangerous. Combining welcoming and familiar shapes with textures that appear dangerous is accomplishing this goal. Why do we approach things that we know may hurt us? The glass and I both want to know.

Monday, March 9, 2009

2 Become 1

Haha I don't really know why, but this song has been in my head all day. I keep humming it. I was there for the Spice Culture Explosion so I thought I would share this throw back. Set your spirit free people....... it's the only way to be. Sit back and think about what you were doing when this song was out.

Love you all!!!


I was thinking recently about Ricky Martin prior to his english cross over albums. I loved his music way more when it was in spanish. The following is one of my favorites so I wanted to share it with all of you. Even if you don't understand the words, it is still beautiful to listen to. I'll post an english song next just to balance it out.

Friday, March 6, 2009

What would you do?

I often stay up late at night just lying in bed thinking. Most nights my thoughts center on one idea. If I could go back in time with all the knowledge I have now, what would I change? What would I do differently? I think back to all those key moments. All those times that I hated in my life. Even the times I really enjoyed but later regretted. What would you change? Would you really know what the "key" moments are? What if it's the little moments that we don't even remember that shape us more than the big events?

Even with all those questions I would still want to know how my life could have been different. I always think about this song whenever I have these thoughts and so I decided to share it with you. So sit back, relax and just wonder "what if?"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Unsure Future

I just finished watching the live stream of the Proposition 8 hearing. I thought it would be pretty clear cut. We had 4 Justices on our side before and those same 4 would be on our side again. Well after watching, I'm not so sure anymore. This really is going to be close.

Furthermore the precedent that will be established if Prop 8 is allowed to stand, will change the future for the GLBTQ community across the country. This will be the first time a right will be taken away from a minority group. Really think about that. Granted, other states have banned same-sex marriage, but in those states gay marriage was never legal to begin with. California had same-sex marriages for 6 months. More than 18,000 same-sex couples married during that time. Now a slim majority of voters want to relegate those tax paying citizens to second class status. Taking away rights that our state constitution alloted and nullifying the more than 18,000 marriages that were already performed.

What would be next? If a slim majority can take away a minority group's rights what would be next? Can they take away our right to own property? How about holding public office? Having children? Where would it end? Would anyone really stop them from taking us to Concentration Camps?

Most people don't know that Gay men were sent to the camps and forced to wear an inverted pink triangle as a badge.

I am tired of having to fight for equal rights. I am tired of being worried that I might get bashed again. I am tired of feeling like I will never really be seen as an equal to the majority of people in this country. I am tired of feeling like my marriage is less than my neighbor's.

I'll probably post more later. Just wanted to get all that out right now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I don't really know why....

So for some reason I am obsessed with this song lately. I don't really know why though. I am not upset about an old lover or anything. In fact I am happily married to my husband. He hates this song, says it's "too depressing." Personally it doesn't make me depressed, just makes me sit and listen to the words. Take a listen and let me know what you think.


This video was emailed to me and I really just wanted to share it with everyone in the world. It is really touching and gives me hope that we will have equality for everyone really soon.

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