"Courage to Dream" was influenced by Walt Disney’s quote, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” As an artist it is hard at times to expose yourself through your artwork and it takes courage to put yourself on display. This piece allows the viewer to step into my world where it is safe to dream and bring my whimsical imagination to life. By close observation, the viewer can see in the base layer images of Disney World and Walt himself. As an artist, I admire Walt’s imagination, creativity and strong work ethic. This is a standard that I strive for in all that I create. This artwork is made entirely from materials that were either reused, up-cycled, donated, or purchased second hand. By creating artwork with these limited materials, not only does it force me to stretch my creativity, it helps save our planet by giving these materials new life.
Textiles, acrylic paint, paper, ink