Transitions. The definition states it is the process of change: a process or period in which something undergoes a change and passes from one state, stage, form or activity to another. Transitions happen, sometimes without us even knowing, often with a great deal of discomfort or effort. Artists witness transitions all the time. A piece of clay becomes a miniature copy of a person, what is soft clay hardens and becomes concrete, paper and paint are transformed into a work of art. As a culture we mark some of these transitions such as graduations, weddings, births, but others not so much. We may undergo a very significant personal change, physical or emotional, and as individuals completely let it pass by. I think a lot of what I try to communicate with my art are transitions of a sort. I am certainly going through a few of my own. I believe we must mark them and slow down to contemplate them and move into them meaningfully and with intention. I am transitioning from a student to a professional. I am moving from a nurturing educational environment to one in which I am the sole motivating factor. Resumes, portfolios, websites, Facebook pages, gallery openings. All of this marks a transition from student to professional. It all feels a little weird, a little awkward, maybe even a bit unreal. I am choosing to "fake it till I feel it, fake it till I make it, fake it till I become it" with energy and intention, remembering that I am choosing to become what I love, which lights my soul from inside and makes me feel more authentic than I have in a long time. I am telling the world that I am M.A. Bach, ARTIST, and inviting you along for the ride, it is sure to be an exciting one.
A studio artist specializing in sculpture and mixed media. A self taught artist for many years, Bach decided in her 40's to pursue a formal degree. While completing her BFA, she fell in love with clay and the figure. An avid gardener, traveler and student of the soul, Bach's work reflects her passion for learning and expressing the lessons she's learned along the way.