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I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.

I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Friday, February 3, 2012

An Artist, what I am and what IT is

I have been asked to write a simple intro biography about my art.  Although it is sometimes difficult for me to write about what I consider something that comes naturally as an expression to me, and do not claim to be of any sort of "club" of elite mentality in this regard, I will at least attempt to do so here.

I have been an artist of one type or another for as long as I can remember. I have always considered art to be one of individual expression, yet also a medium that one uses to further enhance the beauty that is within the world. There is no better or worse mentality when it comes to self-expression, although I do consider art to be a thing that should evoke an emotional response, and one that is easily identifiable as art, so I personally am not a fan of much of what is labelled as "modern art", or abstract.

I find that leather is a great medium to create art with, for many reasons including that it can be functional as a utilitarian item such as clothing or bags, as well as that it can be simply artistic in that is can be carved and enjoyed simply for the art that is created from it (i.e., art carving into leather for portraits, etc.).

I use many different mediums to create my art, but leather is my passion.

Be sure to come by and "Like" my Facebook artist page at:  http://www.facebook.com/Col.Aeryck

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