Art and Academia, how does that work?

I just returned from a trip to New York. I  attended The Women’s Caucus for Art / College Art Association/ The Feminist Artist Project (WCA / CAA /TFAP) National conference, February 2011 in New York City.  WCA is the leading national organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1972, it has 27 chapters across the country and is an affiliate of the College Art Association.  Women’s Caucus is also a founding program partner of  The Feminist Art Project out of Rutgers. I’m a member of the Michigan WCA Chapter.

I don’t have enough time today to fully explore the all the topics still swirling in my head; feminism, genderism, essentialism, anachronism, individualism, activism, expressionism, and neo-realism. What should all this have to do with how I create my art?

So for now I’ll just share a sampling of images. Including photos of me with my art at the JWAN”Sanctuaries in Time” exhibit

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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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