Differing states of perception
make for an interesting journey
Today the air is cool
The sun is not yet warming
The back porch
Learning to swim ocean waters
Sometimes I dive too deep
stay down too long
Knowing how to rise up
Keeps me from drowning
I walk along the shore
Shallow waves bubble around my ankles
Feel the warm sand beneath my bare feet
Holding and admiring the jewels
gathered from the ocean floor
Baby birds chirping
Mamma bird calling
Returns to feed her young
Hawk glides effortlessly
High above the trees
Acclimates to the biomes
Clear vision to see
Where she has been
Where she is now
And where she's going to be
Deep red chrysanthemum eyes
Lest I forget
I am her
And she is me
- "The Traveler" by Christina Culverhouse
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“I create to give voice and language to express that for which there are no words.”
Christina is a dedicated artist and educator with over 20 years of experience in the fields of creative arts, education, and leadership. As a visual artist, Christina has an eclectic body of work in multi-media platforms. She has designed four websites and has landed several venues in Austin, Texas to showcase her art. She holds three degrees from St. Edward’s University in Austin: a Bachelor of Arts in Art, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Master of Arts in College Student Development.
For Christina, her art displays different aspects of her intra and interpersonal relationships and experiences. Christina also notes the importance of music in her creative process. She exclaims, “I have stories wrapped around my heart from the connections I have made with people that come to me as I create. From the momentary passersby to the deeply and profoundly connected, these stories are much like a melody. The notes are the colors, lines, and shapes in the paintings that visually portray the tune.”
Christina has an exceptional eye for innovation and creativity, extensive skills in strategic planning and leadership, as well as experience in education, assessment, and research. During her internships at St. Edward's University, she applied her skills to further the growth and development of the university's student service programs and departments. She had the leading role of establishing and managing social media platforms, brand identity, and enhancing the design and layout of websites for these programs and departments.
Currently, Christina is working as a freelance artist where she employs her talents and skills in painting, drawing, photography, layout production, and web design. She creates at Art Spark Texas, an organization offering inclusive arts programs and services to create positive change in the lives of people with disabilities.
...“Perhaps the most important layer is the story I have about myself that formed from one or more experiences. I spend a lot of time thinking about what 'makes me tick,' so to speak, both on the conscious and unconscious level - and all of that which 'makes me tick' directly impacts and influences the everyday choices, from the mundane to the seemingly more profound. So, as I create, all of this is interplaying in my mind, my heart, my body, and is then portrayed through poetic language and/or images on the canvas.”
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