Issue Eleven

Anita Rodriguez-Wakelin

Beeville, TX

Clarity Project

I am an artist who seeks answers to the profound questions of the human condition; Who am I?, Where did I come from? Where am I going?, and Who will I be when I get there?. These continue to be catalysts which evoke both questions and answers; an unending dialogue of the present, the past and the future, paving my direction, which has taught me that art exists to heal and therefore artists are healers.

I am from many places and this disconnection to family and roots has effected my artistic practice. My family plays a pivital ­­role in my work however nothing could be more impactful than creating work in someone's honor - that is how I arrived at a series memorializing family.