Years ago, I worked as an archaeologist and later, as a geologist. Of course, one field is the study of ancient human culture and the other, the study of Earth. Still, much of the job description and responsibilities were the same.
There were elements of research, discovery, record keeping, interpretation and education to be done. But my most favorite duties were that of curation, display and the preservation of our sacred cultural and Earthly treasures.
Although I left that world years ago, those sciences still hold much fascination for me. My love of culture and Earth are apparent in many of my choices – books, music, film, art – even my clothing and jewelry!
Perhaps the methods I used in that long-ago work are deeply ingrained or I’m just built this way – because I find many parallels between my work then and as an artist now. It’s those similarities that inspired this website and my mission here. Let me explain.
At Dream Digger Studio, I intend to excavate creative treasure by sharing:
- my artistic processes, experiments & discoveries
- reflections based on my personal creative experiences
- my works in progress, completed art and studio time
- resources – books, inspiration, teachers, heroes, workshops, tutorials, interviews, creative spaces, etc.
AND I aspire to do so while preserving what is sacred to me.
Art making is a sacred act – a profound and personal expression. I believe one does not have to like the art (mine or anyone’s) for it to remain a valuable cultural contribution.
Willingness to share of myself authentically is also an act I hold sacred. I intend to do so here deeply – but without over-sharing – as my work and relationships are my MOST sacred and prioritized treasures. TMI is not my bag.
Finally, I honor any conversation generated by my work here. Your respectfully voiced opinions and observations matter greatly to me – and are highly encouraged! I endeavor to create and maintain positive energetic space here in my corner of the cyber world.
I hope that YOU will be part of the creative conversation here at Dream Digger Studio!