Maria Saracino – Polymer Clay Figurative Artist
“The world feels surreal. This pandemic is frightening and I worry about my family and for my community, so I’m doing my part to self-isolate. We recently moved to a smaller home and a smaller studio space, so my studio is my distraction right now as I work on organizing and compacting everything into the new space. I don’t mind solitude when I am creating, I actually like it. But a big part of what I do is teaching, and I think that’s probably what I miss most because that’s how I connect with people. As artists we are normally very insecure and that contact with our audience helps validate what we do.
Even at my busiest, I would break up the isolation with a little shopping. I can’t do that now, and I miss it. Online shopping is not quite the same. This is a sculpture called “Retail Therapy” it’s in a private collection now, but I thought I would share it with you. I think it’s appropriate for some of us going through shopping withdrawl.
Stay home and stay safe.”