New Jersey based artist and master printer, Eileen Foti is this week's guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.
Printing with 30 pound rollers, cranking a pressbed through dozens of times a day, lifting vats of wet pulp and carrying them across the mill require physical stamina. Coupled with the responsibility of producing work for someone else, for holding someone else's "baby" in your hands, it is a great responsibility.
Being a good teacher means helping your students find solutions to their creative problems, and hoping that they will one day be better than you.
At the end of the day, I have used all of my creative energy supporting the artistic pursuits of others, and sometimes it is hard to muster up the strength to think about making my own work. So in my home I surround myself with another type of "art."
|"I collect milagros, specifically sacred hearts from around the world. "|
I look at prints all day, so it makes me happy to look at milagros when I get home at night.
Eileen Foti is an artist, master printer, teaching artist who has exhibited and traveled world wide. She is also the co-producer and screen writer of the award winning film A Ripple in the Water: Healing Through Art.