This morning I read a post by Daily Art Muse that touched my heart and has stuck with me like tears in the throat. This could happen to any of us.
Susan Lomuto writes about fine art wood sculpture and jewelry artist Kimberly Willcox.
Heart of Gold, from the Staves series
cypress, bronze, stone, steel, brass, 28″ x 8″ x 8″
Via Daily Art Muse and Kimberly Willcox
Last month, her studio was completely and devastatingly destroyed by an electrical fire. Gone. All her tools, many of which were large and expensive. The entire studio structure. Insurance has barely scratched the surface and won't come anywhere near to helping her rebuild her livelihood.
|(photo via Daily Art Muse)|
Imagine if this were you. Your studio. Many of us use our art to keep us sane in this crazy world. Many of us use it as our sole income. Some of us have supplies that are vintage, rare, or impossible to replace. All of us would be devastated.
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