Linda Stelling: Artist Statement
My artistic mission is twofold; on one hand I want my internal images to find expression in the world while allowing the audience an opportunity to crystalize their own responses into enlightened expressions. My work which delves into dreams through emotional messages are actually properties of the spirit- not any real place. My spirit, which I believe is not unique to me, (but which is connected to the province of all humans), is disguised through ones own cultural and societal experiences. The connecting mechanism that bridges different worlds, is the art- whether it be painting or sculptural. It transcends the spoken work through images, colors, and shapes. My art is strongly influenced by the desire to unite people with a common bond, a bond of beauty and connection to their own inner landscapes.