We are searching for answers
because life is like one big question
that gives you clues
that you have to answer.

By Jenhai D.

This inticing poem is the choice of Think 360 Artist and Educator, Theresa Clowes, as she creates a multimedia piece using paper and sewn hand dyed silk.

Theresa Clowes received a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Theresa is an experienced artist and teacher. Prior to teaching 10 years as a Senior Art Instructor at Colorado Academy, she worked as an Outreach Art Teacher funded by The Aspen Foundation and Anderson Ranch Art Center. She has been a pilot teacher for ART: 21, a Learning Lab mentor for PlatteForum, and a creator of extensive theme-based workshops for K-12 teachers. “Teachers choose their vocation for reasons of the heart, because they care deeply about their students and about their subject.” This statement by Parker J. Palmer in The Courage to Teach has guided her career and continues to fuel her passion to teach youth today.

Theresa believes that being an artist does not stray far from being a teacher; they both come from the heart and soul. Her artwork incorporates juxtapositions: textiles and architecture, ephemeral fabric and discarded objects, translucency and opaqueness. For a moment, she enables viewers to slow down, observe, and contemplate the calming rhythms and repeated patterns found in nature. Capturing frozen moments, her work emphasizes the natural beauty of a single leaf, rock, or stick. Her work has been exhibited locally at Vertigo Art Space and Edge Gallery and nationally in Kansas City, Detroit, Houston, Aspen, and Portland, Oregon.

To learn more about Theresa, please email her at theresa.clowes@gmail.com.