Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Creative Process

i have been thinking lately about what drives my creative process. a short list of what has been driving me lately:

transition: i recently moved to Atlanta, GA from Chicago, IL. the move has really pushed and tested me in so many ways.

coffee: aside from its magically yumminess, i have finally realized another reason for my love of coffee. i think its the hand made art of brewing that also adds to my love. its like a handwritten note in our cyber world. no matter how advanced we get to get to get coffee you still have to grind the beans, add water, brew and wait. waiting is inspiring sometimes.

thrift stores: i can roam and buy all day. i enjoy the art of recycling.

libraries: no matter where i live i always live near a library. my childhood home was a block from library and in every place i have lived an amazing library has been there. i never pick a place to live based on the library location. like magic, i move to a new place and a week later i find out that the library is around the corner.

cubicle nation: i have been spinning in a restricting cubicle gig for the last 8 months. while it has been very challenging and irritating it has also served as artistic inspiration. it has fueled me in my short time there. i have had my solo one woman show premeire at a solo works
festival witn serenbe playhouse in palmetto, ga and currently rehearsing for an experimental
puppetry show that will run at three venues next month. here is info for the center for puppetry arts. if you are in atlanta area you should come out. here is link to the site:

what drives your creative process? what fuels you to create?

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Artist Statement

I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.