Claire Sweitzer Hawkins
My art practice is how I chase after the sense of calm I find while being in nature. Living in a city, I do not get as many opportunities to wander the woods or aimlessly float on a lake as I did growing up. The way I get lost in creating art is the closest to that joyful feeling as I can manufacture. I make art to find my center, flush out the toxins of the day, and to learn to be in the present moment rather than off worrying about what is yet to come.