The activity of "making art" can contain a shamanic, esoteric act of self-purging; of emptying that which fouls the soul and smothers the creator's dream and waking life. Much like Jung suggests in his interpretations of dreams, the visions are one's own and somehow he/she must come to find the truth, the secret buried within the mysterious symbolic language, largely hidden in the unconscious.
To create art and the activity involved is one of ritual in that it is a practiced skill and physical undertaking done repeatedly over time. This repetition is not random at all, but, rather filtered and specific. What works stays; while what doesn't goes. It is a type of magic especially if one subscribes to the mind-body connection and that those elements of the emotional are also carried within the body in such a way as they are symbiotic. What is in the mind of the shaman-artist exists in some physical manifestation as well. It is up to this magic creator to delve deeply into the unconscious and bring forth outwardly to the seen, the known world, that which causes perturbation. What is then seen can then be understood and thus expelled from the body, mind, and soul.
Degreed in - Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Digital Painting.
I've plenty of knowledge pertaining to paint and color compounds: how to mix, how utilize in different modes of application, what brush is for what, stretching canvases the old fashioned way - by hand, what to do when metacarpal syndrome sets in and one's knees ache constantly from standing for hours on end, painting.
Also, possess the knowledge and skills to weld - both arc and feed, the temperament of differing metals, work with any number of found objects and make them interconnect on not only a material compatibility level but also to effectively move a viewer of such works emotionally. Additionally, can redesign a fruit or vegetable with grace, clarity of purpose, and with a sense of humor.
Work with several Dell, Toshiba, HP, Asus, and Mac laptop and desktop computers, Mustek Scanners, Wacom Cintiq 22HD Interactive, Canon imagePROGRAF Pro 1000, Adobe Design & Web Premium (primarily Photoshop Cs6 with Filter Forge & Alien Skin filter plugins, Corel Painter 2012 - 2018, Poser 2016, and lots and lots of RAM.