Art by Meg Benton
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I make art because it helps me give balance to a world I often view as chaotic. I present visual expression to come to terms with my experience of being overwhelmed by things like; war, poverty, famine, global warming, societal problems, and the radius of fear that Americans experience and the American media propels. I am inspired to make art because I feel that I am creating visual solutions to the universal problems I see. My art signifies awareness of the world and its connection to my personal journey. It is a way of spreading information on an intuitive level. Often times I use portraits to express the presence of worldly problems. I use human expression and my own journey to convey how people either accept or do not accept these problems. My ceramic pieces are also an expression of problem solving. However, unlike my other work, I express solutions in an abstract sense. Working with clay is a holistic experience for me. Making art is important to me because it allows me to come to terms with things that would otherwise overwhelm me. I endeavor to make a positive change with my artwork.