June DeAngelis, Cuyahoga Falls Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement Art is alive in me, and bursting at the seams. I cannot live long enough to create everything in my head. If I must describe what art is to me, it is 'bottled up positive energy' that needs to be released! Color is the key component in shaping my world of art and well-being. Most of my art is original, but I draw inspiration from many others by adding my own twist or perspective to them. The Mona Lisa has been copied, studied and re-created by thousands of artists, but there IS and always will be the ONE original. I give thanks and credit to all artists who have inspired me to continue my work.