Please take a moment to read about plagarism, art, and Anchor & Vine Designs . Recently a friend of mine was the victim of a theft. No one broke into her home or anything like that. My friend Laura Berger is a visual artist who makes print s and greeting cards, and sells them at stores, craft shows, and online. This is her sole source of income, and as an artist in the 21st century she has, like myself and many others, managed to carve out a life for herself using her talent & creativity.
With time, adolescents begin to abandon the natural, untamed state of childhood for the artificial pretenses of adulthood. After my own daughter's arrival at the complexities of her sixteenth milestone, this juxtaposition captured my attention. In composing a variety of stark, woodland settings in contrast with a billowy dress or other man-made articles, I explore the dichotomy between what is natural and what is fabricated. Why do people costumed in formal dress seem so omnipotent on the street, yet so vulnerable in the wild?