Vision and Beliefs:

I am equally an artist and an art teacher.  I have never limited my efforts in either discipline.  Pursuing a career in art, as well as teaching, is a balancing act.  I have tried to maintain equilibrium all my life, giving energy equally to creating art and teaching art without sacrificing quality in either area.

I interpret the world I see through the lens of art.  Art study is based on inquiry.  I am a problem solver, and I set up problems with new challenges to foster my own growth.  I create using a narrative voice, share my life stories, and interpret the world around me.  I am stimulated by cultural study, and I believe that I must be engaged in the world, using art for social justice and the service of others.

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