Felicia Monticelli, Frederick, MD Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Felicia Monticelli earned an MA in English from Arizona State University in 1997. She was Writing Center Manager at Frederick Community College (Maryland) as well as a student in the FCC art department when she was diagnosed with lung cancer in August of 2005. She has a lifetime of creative and art-making experience and is a lifelong student of philosophy, science, and mythology in which she find most of her inspiration. Since her cancer diagnosis, Felicia has focused on both art and writing. She paints and sculpts working with watercolor, acrylic, found objects and mixed media. The creative thought that comes with a new lens or switch in paradigm is a strong influence on her art and writing. Currently Felicia is working on a variety of art projects and an experimental novel that explores how people understand and create reality through bodily experience and the abstraction of language.