Stacy Verduin Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement I am an artist. It took me a long time to fully know this - even in art school I never truly felt it - and now I am not afraid to say it, own it, live it out. More than anything, it's because I can no longer deny it. I tried doing something else, afraid I wouldn't be able to make it as an artist, with horrible consequences. And now I am here, and I thank you all for having me.