Blue Bell artwork by L.K“I have a sculptural background but, after moving to New York from Detroit, I lost a lot of space and began working in 2D. I started collaging at my kitchen table in 2010 and haven’t looked back. Since being in the Hudson Valley I’ve started playing with sculpture again but I approach it like collage; I would call it sculptural assemblage. Making work, whether it is fine art, craft or music, is something I’ve been doing my entire life. I am no fun to be around if I don’t have a creative outlet. It’s less of a passion, more of a compulsion.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” Theodore Roosevelt. I hold these words close to my heart; they are the root of my approach to life and work. Having an 8-month-old has helped with putting a stop to my over-thinking. I’ve never worked so fast, it’s a great relief and I often surprise myself. I’ve found that my work becomes more honest. My husband and I are both so grateful to be in affordable housing with like-minded creative people. It allows us more time focusing on our work and making connections in our community, it’s cyclical. Ultimately it makes Kingston a better place to be.”

oragami artwork by LarkCapricorn Burden piece by Lark