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Artist Statement

I like to sculpt relationships that remind one of special moments in their lives. I love to draw the viewer into that moment where one levees with a feeling of nostalgia and joy. I like to capture those special moments of joy and happiness in my work, and I want the viewer to share that feeling with me. One Easter Sunday I saw a young girl spinning around in the middle of the church isle during the service. This four-year-old was delighted with herself, her dress and the fact that everyone was watching. I called her mother and asked if I could use her as a model, because not only was she adorable she had an attitude. I love to incorporate attitude in my work. Sculpting is my passion and my motto is, “Touch the clay everyday.”


UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS RELEASE

October 25, 2006

Longview artist Dorothy Kennedy Skeans has recently completed a commissioned bronze, “Solace”, for the University of Oklahoma’s Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The inspiration for the hands came after visiting the Health Science Center Garden, which has been named for Molly Sky Boren. I wanted to show the healing hands of the medical community, and the importance of touch and friendship. Her work is now represented on three University campuses. Her work can also be found in a hospital, several churches, and private collections.