Photo by R. Villegas
A so-called army brat, Barbara Martin Ingram, was born in Michigan and grew up all over the country. By the time she graduated from high school, she had attended fourteen different schools. Spending three formative years in Occupation Japan left a lasting impact on her and on her artwork.
A magna cum laude graduate of Western Michigan University, Ingram majored in Art and History. Moving to New Mexico after college, she has spent most of her life here and calls Santa Fe home.
"Aphrodite consciousness is present in all creative work, including that done in solitude. The "relationship" dialogue is then between the person and the work, from which something new emerges. For example, observe the process when a painter is engaged with paint and canvas. An absorbed interchange occurs: the artist reacts or is receptive to the creative accidents of paint and brush; she initiates actively with bold stroke, nuance, and color; and then, seeing what happens, she responds. It is an interaction; spontaneity combines with skill. It is an interplay between artist and canvas, and as a result something is created that never before existed."
From GODDESSES IN EVERY WOMAN—Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
This exactly describes for me how I work; the medium doesn't matter; this is the process...