Voices Art Gallery: Current Show

black and white, pen and ink sketch of a woodpecker
The Voices Art Gallery is located on level B1 of the Cancer Center Building.
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Imagination: Pointillism drawings by Rose Mary Worthen

On display: November, 2015 through January, 2016

Black and White is my comfortable place. I create pointillism drawings of images that are still in time. I will try anything and venture out into other art forms; however, pointillism is what I enjoy the most. I think to myself, how can I recreate an image of what God has made on a piece of paper?

My art expresses a sense of time and control. I like to take control of things, that's who I am. There is not a lot in life I can control, but what I can control is pen and pencil. I know what I see and I go from there. I don't think too much about it, I just do it. I know what I want in life and I don't want cancer, but it is a goal to accomplish. Setting goals in life is important. I have my bad days and I have my good days. I can cry and scream, or I can get up, put my big girl pants on and keep going.

My art is my life; I love my art. Ever since I can remember, I have always done something with art and never realized it then. My art always involves my hands and my heart. I have a very vivid imagination where it's constantly moving, and I always have to be doing something. It's an escape in certain ways into new places, and I rebuild in my mind on paper. I don't think about it too much. My mind likes to wonder around and create stories. That's what enjoying life is about. It's like what my grandfather had told me "you are only as free as your mind is free."

~Rose Mary Worthen

tree in winter house in winter with trees on either side image of man with arms crossed over chest

The Voices Art Gallery is offered by the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program and is made possible by gifts to the Helen and Sonya Fund and the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program. Program supplies are generously supported by the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund.

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