Roots Organic Juice Cafe
Address: 108 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sunday 10 – 4pm
Staff Contact: Carrie Durnell
Public Restrooms: YES
Public Parking: NO
Handicap Accessible: NO
- ARTIST STATEMENT
After traveling more than twenty-five years to prehistoric rock art sites my mission is to introduce art images created by the First Americans to people of today. I often stand in silence and awe and can feel the great strength and sorrows of the people who lived on the land thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. It brings me to a place where words can’t go. My art is truly inspired by the places I have been and the rock art I have experienced. These ancient spirits reach out and move throughout this body of work. Additional research into modern and contemporary art sources provides stylistic innovations.
I have given presentations on ancient rock art at universities in Russia, Ireland, and most recently in Austria. Traveling to these wonderful and remote ancient rock art sites has involved climbing buttes, descending into canyons, dodging rattlesnakes, and scrambling up cliffs. I have done this for over twenty-five years because of the awe-inspiring rock art, and the adventure of the hunt. My art and slide presentations open a whole new world to many viewers, because these are sites that most will never see.
When creating each work of art I create each sheet of cotton rag in the paper studio, and then apply India ink, watercolor and pastels. The hand pulled paper and cotton pulp painting provide a surface that lets images emerge from the paper, creating the atmosphere and detail I experience at various rock art sites. As I create my art, all that I feel, experience, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, are within every piece of my art.
- ARTIST STATEMENTMy father told me when I was 18 I wasn’t good enough to be an artist. He was. I believed him until five years ago. At 62 I began to make art with no formal training. I hear him in my head constantly. An artist friend badgered me into signing up for The Pop-Up so with great anxiety I am showing some of my art publicly. I hope this will silence his voice for ever.
- ARTIST STATEMENTMy goal is to repurpose obsolete antique tools as well as old weathered barn wood and driftwood. I strive to bring new life to these objects with juxtaposition and/or colorful assimilation.
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