So this is 2011?

What I’ve noticed about myself in this new century of being “internetted”, I’ve forgotten how to unplug and be alone in my thoughts.   I’ve become overwhelmed with all the social media.  I’m not even sure anymore how many versions of myself are out there.  In my effort to get connected, “linked-in,”  “friended,” and “followed,” I’ve haven’t left enough space for just being.

Googling feeds into my obsessive information gathering self.   In college, pre-internet, writing a research paper was always more challenging, because I just couldn’t stop researching. Now, all that information is there at my finger tips.

Except when I’m in the studio sculpting.  Maybe that’s why I feel so off kilter when I haven’t had my hands in clay for a couple of days. How metaphorically wonderful, it is to be grounded to such an earthy material.

So you’ll see as evidenced below, my progress on this sculpture has evolved more quickly that my writing. My plan is to stay the course.

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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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2 Responses to So this is 2011?

  1. Susan Nimlin says:

    love to watch this person in progress.

  2. moonswings says:

    Wow – I love seeing that progression! Oh – and I can help you out with that unplugged situation. Whenever we’re together and you pull out your phone to check email, tweets or status updates, I’m happy to gently point out that, by giving your attention to that, you’re missing out on real-life interactions with others. Let me know if you want to take me up on that… 😉

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