WHO IS ROBERTA?
I work intuitively, rarely starting with more than a general vision, but intuition can only point the way. We must be willing to put in the effort; we must choose to follow the path and then figure out why we were compelled to go there.
I have always been a maker. Making just one or two items was never enough, let me make seven or twenty. Creating can however, be an escape from thinking and feeling. Returning to college was a way to keep busy. Art was a purposeful way to keep even busier. Being busy meant not
dwelling on the pain. As the healing progressed, the habit of diligent work deepened. Creating led to learning and discovering. Making followed by analysis and reflection trained my intuition by adding new experiences to my unconscious and strengthened my ability to express the unrealized and wonderful.
I am a mixed media sculptor. I returned to college at California State University Sacramento to discover new paths in creative expression after the passing of my husband. My three adult children supported my decision and added to my resolve. The process of earning my Bachelors (2012) and my Masters degrees (May 2014) showed me how strong I could be and where my life’s passion lies.
To quote Walt Whitman:
That you are here – that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
This is my verse.