Ok, this is a blog, and everyone writes in 1st person. Why is it when we write an artist statement we are expected to write it in 3rd person? It never has made sense to me, but here is my artist statement:
Yvonne has loved glass since she was a little girl. It's sparkly, transparent, yet full of color- what's not to like?! She appreciates glass more than diamonds. Really. Melting diamonds in front of a torch is a bad thing. Putting them in a kiln isn't a good idea either. So where is the fun in diamonds?
She has lived on three continents and these experiences have affected her deeply. She feels this has played a role in her "out of the box" thinking.
She drives her husband crazy because she sees everything as art. You can't throw art away. When Yvonne does throw something away, she makes a point of announcing it to her husband, because she loves to see him smile. She feels blessed that he supports her addiction- oops-I mean passion for art.
Yvonne has taken classes at Salem Community College in Carney's Pt, NJ; one of the few entities in the USA that offers a Bachelor's Degree in Glass Art. She was on the Dean's list when she attended and she also took a class at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. However, she is primarily self-taught. She has a BS from Indiana University in Interior Design, with a minor in Business Administration. She has exhibited and sold from multiple galleries, museums, and boutiques in the Tri-State area.