"ART IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT PRETTY THINGS. IT'S ABOUT WHO WE ARE, WHAT HAPPENED TO US, AND HOW OUR LIVES ARE AFFECTED."
I view art as the truest expression of the human condition, and that the role of any artist is, not just to represent that condition, put to pull the observer into the artist's story. My story is one of an abused child, and all that I carried into adulthood as a result. A journey of both pain and joy, of losing and finding yourself. I create mixed media art that combines images, words, and repurposed materials, and which tells my story, and relays my message. A message that we can heal ourselves, and that we are capable and worthy of healing. The key is in embracing that worthiness, and walking in it.
Maethorart is the conduit for supporting free expressive arts activities for survivors of childhood abuse and adult sexual violence. I have experienced, and witnessed art-making as a powerful tool in healing the deeply wounded. It is a resource that remains unavailable to many. Maethorart seeks to promote and provide greater access to expressive arts activities to survivors as both a means for expression and empowerment.
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I am available to create a custom piece for you around any occasion, Holiday or special event. I can even use your photos or mementos. Contact me with your vision, and I will make it happen.