"DISCO DANCING DRAGON" A PAINTING BY DEBBIE RATCLIFFE

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Debbie Ratcliffe

Local artist Debbie Ratcliffe joins us from BEING Stuidos with "Disco Dancing Dragon". Debbie's wonderful dragon is also being featured on the 2022 Volunteer Shirts.

ARTIST BIO

We want a new vision. We want to amp it up. Colours of the world. Hear our roar. We are the queens and kings. Come and see us. We love art. We’ve got a disability, but what of it? We are sisters here in the spiritual way. To have a career in art means to meet people, have a studio and art shows. Our destiny is our work, and to go out in public making speeches. We’re part of a puzzle that got slipped into place. Here we are not a club, we are individuals with a passion for art. We demand that what we paint is real and true no matter who creates it. We are bold in the creation. We do love our work. We were put on this earth for a purpose. We are putting our own mark on the world. I am an artist.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a dragon as well as a human. The Dragons called me mother. Well, actually, they call me the Dragon Mother. I was walking out in the yard one day and I found this tree that was shaped like a dragon tree. And when I got closer to it, I fell in a hole and I kept on somersaulting all the way down. And when I finally stopped falling, I landed in this wonderous world. There were orange dragons, blue ones pink, purple, yellow, grey, black, turquoise, all the colours of the rainbow. They wanted me to save their world. There wasn't any colour until I got there.

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