Linda Johnson

Mixed Media / Sculpture

My work is actually a visual record of my maturing spirit. Each work marks a plateau of personal growth. I try to focus on the inherent honesty and purity of each expression. Each piece holds peculiar complexities; some are unpredictable and others are strategically placed. The physical challenge comes in recognizing the complementary quirks and then using them to enhance the focus of the piece. I find great satisfaction in creating from the place where image and emotion coincide. I find just as much satisfaction in the response of the viewer. Each work is formed with the anticipation of the viewer’s eye stopping to study, moving quickly then pausing again- like a ballet, stirring a different emotion with every move. With each piece I try to incorporate a sense of mystery and fascination, eluding prediction, stretching and altering perceptions. I use my work to provoke and inspire creative analysis of space, rhythm and movement while keeping close ties with a vaguely familiar form. I consider my work simply a link between artist and viewer sharing the same intimate experience.