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ARTIST STATEMENT

Who are you?  
I am an artist.  I heard someone say once, "Paula isn't an artist, she is a craftsman." Having someone make a statement like that
is eye opening and tends to lead to an evaluation of ones work....and life.  In the whole scheme of things, it's a good thing,
though a difficult one initially.....What I’ve come to realize over the years since hearing that statement is, that it doesn't matter
who people ‘think’ that I am...it only matters what I know myself to be, because, that knowing is what creates the artwork...
hopefully others can appreciate the work as well...
Larry and I collaborate on many of the commissioned works. Larry has over 30 years experience working with metal.  I have
over 15 years experience designing  and creating artistic metal for people who want unique metal sculpture in their lives.  
Some of which happens to be utilitarian.....Metal is my medium, art is what I create from it. Custom work is my livelihood...

How did you get started?
My art career began in the two dimensional, paintings, sketching and the like. My husband, Larry, who is a millwright, suggested
trying metal work. He proceeded to teach me and over 15 years later, the
work you see on this site is the result of his tutelage.   

What do you want to accomplish?

Our job as a custom artists is to help others acquire pieces they desire in their lives by designing and creating with them in mind.
We take this job seriously and feel honored and privileged when someone commissions us to create something unique for their
lives. Art is
a tool for the soul to communicate to the world... Beliefs, a sense of beauty, individual uniqueness....or even a sense of
adventure. The ultimate goal of any artist is to help others see the world in new and different ways.

Thank you for your interest in Earth Eagle Forge. I hope you enjoy viewing the images of our work.  If you have any questions or
would like to have your own metal art created, please, don't hesitate to contact us.  Larry and I would love to hear from you.

I welcome corporate and private commissions.  

Favorite Quotes:

"Don't die with your music still inside you." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"The influence of a vital person vitalizes... The world without spirit is a wasteland. People
have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and
who's on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it's alive. The thing to do is
to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is
and become alive yourself." ~Joseph Campbell

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." ~Henry Ford

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art"
~Leonardo DeVinci~