Won her first art award in 6th grade. The picture was on display at the Wieboldt’s Department Store in downtown Chicago where she is originally from. She didn’t begin her next art venture until her mid-twenties when she joined the Women’s Graphics Collective and participated in designing and silk-screening feminist and lesbian posters.
She began doing some works in clay in the 1990s and she took up rug hooking in 2004. Trish began working in metal in 2010.
Trish is a member of ArtsUnited, Art Serve, and Broward Art Guild. She has had pieces in a number of juried shows and has been shown at the NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale.
Please tell us more about yourself!
I worked as a chiropractor for many years. After retiring from chiropractic, I traveled full time in a motor home for 10 years before settling in Ft. Lauderdale.
How Covid-19 has affected your life and has inspired your work?
Initially, I stopped making art. I rent space at a clay studio, & that was shut down. During that time, I was able to do some clay work from home but less. I also work in metal & fabric. The fabric work goes best in a group setting. That is essentially at a standstill. I am able to do some metalwork from home, but that has slowed as well.
Tell us more about your work:
I create art out of metal, clay & fabric that is designed to evoke playfulness in the viewer. Creating, possibly a simple smile inside or even a desire to touch it, caress it, & then, ultimately, bring it into an amazing home
What are your plans post-pandemic?
To get healthy again, stay healthy, & create more art.
What project/projects are you working on?
A new project is, that I plan to take up wheel throwing in clay.
How do you keep motivated?
I do transcendental meditation!
I live where I meditate with great views of the east/beach & west/sunsets. I put effort into viewing & appreciating art, beauty & music. And, last but not least, I have a lovely spouse who helps keep me going!
Who is the most admired artist, that may have influenced your work?
Matisse & Van Gogh.
Where do you go to get inspired?
Art shows & museums.
Where do you do most of your work?
At home or in the clay studio.
An inspiration that you can pass on to others:
Never give up, & seek opportunities to appreciate art, beauty & music.
Are you doing anything to help others/organizations?
Not since the pandemic Before, I volunteered with arts organizations like AtsUnited; and through SunServe, in their “Making it Better” program working with high school kid’s, before that, I also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
Anything else you would like to include?
I am happy to be alive & kicking, making art, & enjoying art, music, & having many loving people in my life.
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