Just wondering if anyone at the Art Colony is a mail artist like I am. I've been involved in mail art for over 30 years now though I can't believe it's been that long. It has been part of my life…READ MORE
I am an artist and a musician and finally in a position to focus on those things full time. I've lived in several countries, speak a few languages, and survived a fairy tale childhood to become the person I am now. These first few images I've put up to show the kind of art I make are the tip of a very large iceberg made up of all kinds of artistic explorations and directions. I started making art when I was old enough to hold a pencil but I've only seen myself as an artist in the past 10 years. I identified more with my music-making than art-making and there were two other accomplished visual artists in the family (my mother and one of my three brothers).
Now, though, I allow myself to do whatever I do, make whatever I make, without having to judge where it should fit into the art continuum. I just know that I'm a maker of things - whether it's visual art, music, poetry and fiction, clothing, etcetera, I feel compelled to make things with my own mind and hands.
That's enough for me. :D
Carla Cryptic/Mail Artist
(Carla J. Patterson/Musician and Composer)