Danielle Hendricks, Hutchinson Member Since October 2011 Artist Statement My life has been anything but ordinary, although you could say that about anyone's life. I use my life and others as a means of inspiration. I try to do my best to convey emotions in a different and unexpected way. I live, breath, cry, and bleed art. I still feel like I am on my journey to actually becoming an “artist.” I don’t think I ever really want to reach that point because I want to forever grow and evolve and come up with new ideas and ways of creating. To me art is like a birthing process from the idea to the final creation. I want people to look at my art and be inspired. I want to provoke thoughts whether it be through my paintings, my music, or my dancing. I want to challenge the ways of current thinking. And I want people to identify with my art whether it makes them feel a little less alone in this world, inspires them, helps heal them, or even makes them angry or disgusted. I just want to create art.