Last week, I reached out to sculptor Allison Streett. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and six children. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and her work has been featured in several exhibits. Her work is truly amazing.
It’s so intriguing to me (and almost perplexing) how someone can create something out of nothing. Literally, this one person can turn a lump of clay into a perfect representation of a person–complete with facial expression and perfect proportion and muscle tone. It’s obviously a skill that I do not possess, but it’s so complex that my brain almost can’t comprehend how it can be done.
But, I guess creating something from nothing can be said of any artist. Writers put words on paper and create stories that can take the reader to other worlds. Painters can produce likenesses of people, flowers or skylines on blank canvases. Photographers can capture simple, everyday moments and objects and freeze them in time forever. The list goes on and on. It truly is magic. Sigh…
All of that being said, I’m excited to report that Allison has agreed to an interview for the book. I’m looking forward to learning more about the art of sculpture and how she manages her artistic career as the mother of six children. I will be sharing more about her in the near future, so stay tuned.