CountyPrince George's County
Artist Statement• Present • Sole Proprietor Ra Studio – (2008) Winner of the 100 Top MBE award 2010 - Artist/Facilitator/Instructor • I instruct youth and adults in teambuilding and group interaction using the arts, communication, and activities to assist groups in being strong teams. One of my tools for making successful teams is Tai Chi Chaun. I have studied and practice tai chi for more that 40 years. I have taught tai chi to youth , adults and families in Montgomery county and in youth services for 20 years. I use this art form as a way to teach meditation and skill building in balance, confidence and the tai chi structure. • Artist’s Statement • In my artistic studies, I draw inspiration from a number of periods including Cubism and Futurism. I greatly admire the expression of Marcel and Raymond Duchamp, Henry Moore, and Umberto Boccioni. In my own art, I strive to honor the human form through reflections on people’s relationships with themselves, each other and their environments. My academic background includes a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Art Studio from the University of Maryland. I also have an 20-year career as a “team” counselor, working primarily with disadvantaged youths. Over the last 20 years, my artwork has been displayed in over 90 festivals, schools, galleries, libraries, public recreational centers, and public parks.
I continue to explore my style of art by creating a body of work that concentrate on people relationships to each others, and their environment. Recently, I joined an organization of art that will allow me opportunities To enlarge my work, and increase my time to explore my work. In the next few years I hope to reach beyond my world of local art and exhibit in other worlds. My background includes a Bachelor of Science in Sociology / minor in Art Studio from the University of Maryland, and a 16 year continuous career as a “team” counselor. Over the last 40 years, my artwork has been displayed in over 90 festivals, schools, galleries, libraries, public recreational centers, and public parks