The importance of being Oprah and other musings

So my ticket to instant fame and fortune is soon going off the market. I always thought that one day, when my artwork had reached perfection, Oprah would discover me, invite me on her show, and the rest would be history.  Well the clock is really ticking, her last show is September 13, 2011 and I’m still not ready.

This dream has been scaled down from my original dream “to be Oprah.” This year I suddenly realized we are the same age. We both pursued a career in Tv,Radio and Film. We both have struggled with weight issues. We both went to Scotland for the first time this year. My path has been a bit less linear, more like a corn maze.

What does Oprah have that I don’t; on screen talent, money, fame? Are those things important? What defines a successful art career, anyway? Oprah says: “What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.” Hmm…

I’m trying to put this all in perspective. My hope is that I can continue to create art that begins a conversation and that viewers will make meaningful connections.  So for now I have a few of my pieces on display and for sale at the Rivers Edge Gallery.

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About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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