The definition of art is the production,expression or realm,according to aesthetic principles, of what is either beautiful, appealing or of more than ordinary significance. I create work that falls into these basic categories.

        Some of my work is done simply from a need to create or express what I believe to be beautiful.       

        Of more than ordinary significance is the work I do that expresses an idea. This work can be interpreted differently by every individual that sees it. The interpretations are based on the differing memories and experiences of the viewer.

        Ideas that I am currently exploring deal with the circle of life, time in its flight, memory and transience.

        In these explorations I do not want the parameters of any one medium and am fortunate to have at my disposal familiarity and expertise in many differing mediums.

                                                   Patty Degenhardt