Artist Statement on the theme “I Matter Because…”
My poem “A Puzzle Piece” expresses the reasons I matter. While I haven’t done anything important on a grand scale, when I put myself into my art, writing and small mundane things, I matter. Even if it’s just passing on the street, we make our mark on people. My parents are a big part of my life, and they helped and still help me discover myself. Everyone does that for somebody–family member, friend, or even an enemy. And like a puzzle, we all fit together to make up the world. I am just one piece, but I matter.
(This submission progressed to Council level of the PTA Reflections Art Program with the Award of Excellence. Congratulations Isabel!)