I often think lyrically moving from song to song in my heart/mind, and scripturally. Being alert of the relationship of and reflection between the natural and the spiritual. It is my desire to work in just about every medium and represent and or manifest all concepts or ideas in many different ways. The origin of a lot of my work is the doodle. I began sketching in existing books when I was in college at OSU I found this to be freeing. My doodles usually take on a buglike, plantlike, birdlike, and or fishlike appearance.
I’m very much influenced by nature and enjoy incorporating actual natural specimens in my pieces by way of hot glue or slip casting. I am most passionate about ceramics and love to use my wood cut printmaking tools to carve meticulously into my pieces. I am in love with denim and choose to paint on it and make jewelry and other accessories out of it. I also enjoy making pieces that hang allowing for movement. I believe movement gives the illusion of life.
LaSontia Sharlow last updated Jan,2019
Wearable Art True Hope Collection T.H.C. EST. 2018
Heart – Love
Dove- peace/the comforter
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Concepts, past and Present:
Natural and Spiritual Metamorphosis- 2nd Corinthians 5:17
Broken^Beautiful- Psalms 51:17
Painting over/”Made New” -Revelations 21:5
Habitats and Ecosystems; God is my source and my dwelling place.-Hebrews 12:2-Psalms 91:9,10
Made from sea shell gathered mostly from the coast of Main.
The Tia Handle since 2000
Wheel thrown or hand built and carved into with wood cut printmaking tools. Glazed and fired from cones 06-6.