Michael R. A. Garcia, Garden Grove Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement Legally blind, Michael's creative vision was developed in the study of Classical and modern theatrical literature. His extensive experience in stage performance and direction led to an appreciation of light and composition. After his hereditary condition caused him to stop working in theaters he started focusing his creative energies towards graphic arts and music development. Always aiming at metaphor, social politics and spirituality in his early creative work this expressive medium permitted him a creative bridge to the exproration of light and perspective. The recent nine years have been riffled with turmoils and a extraordinary personal experience with Yahweh and Christ. "How man is connected to world events and to history through the spirit is a mystery that always seems just beyond definition, beyond expression. Mine is an art that does not excuse my own moral sloth. My work demands of me a choice. Though the ambiguity in enigma of it's expression gives room for the viewer to have their own journey. It is intriguing to me what values others project on the the matters or subjects in my work but there is a hope that budges in a direction of well, see for yourself.