Featured Organization: Center for Sex & Culture
17 hours ago
You don't have to be an artist to do artistic work. I believe it is the artist's duty to make it possible for many people to participate and to become involved in community art projects.From being an active volunteer in her childrens' school she continued as an advocate for the arts in the school and became the driving force behind the creation of the School of the Arts (SOTA) today rightfully named the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.
When I see children sitting down in those cubicles staring at computer screen terminals, I sense we are teaching these youngsters to be farther and farther away from people ... I think the greatest computer around is the human computer whereby one learns how to solve problems, create ideas and develop independent critical thinking skills. Art exercises more mental skills than any other activity I can think of.Andrea Jepsen, her friend and the model for the mermaid in her, in an appreciation of the artist wrote of her incredible ability to cut through red tape.
As the mother of six children she was always interested in ways to keep small hands busy. One of the more successful of these was making things with a kind of inedible dough she later called "baker's clay."While sculpted clay must be placed in a kiln and fired at very high temperatures, baker-clay can be "fired" in an ordinary home oven. Her recipe, however, also has an extra step of applying lacquer or varnish because flour and salt both react over time to air.