“Bless those who are present and stick around when you’re down. These are the only people you’ll want to keep around when you’re up.”- Glenna 

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For the last several months, I have been writing about myself on RebelliousRebel. In the moment, a year prior, I decided to take a break from writing about other things. I guess I wanted to let you all in and show you who I am. A year later I have grown tired of chatting about myself and wanted to get back to what I truly care about. The art life. And if you been following my site for a long time you would know I’m all for the creative life. This feature was done a year in advance when I was down and out. I purposely waited to write this article to make sure it was done at the right time. And I believe the time has come.

The featured artist for this week is an RVA native. I have been following her and her journey for quite some time now. She has been a source of inspiration and motivation to keep going even when you feel like you can’t. The work she produces is both simplistic and deeply rooted with so much energy. Her art takes on the form and meaning of what it is like to live with art. It’s simply an idea that was birth from an imaginative thought. In which it later transcended into the natural realm.  With her art, she is creating a place of purpose for her supporters. She gives us insight that no matter how organized society tries to be, they will continue to call on the art-makers to fulfill a void.

Glenna’s aesthetics in my opinion when it comes to her work are based on a message. Artists often times will create or produce pieces that reflect what they want to say. They have chosen a particular way of creation to express that very message. In Glenna’s work, she has chosen to take records and create  geometric/organic shapes. Her pieces have a very strong unpredictable energy. This to me shows the individuality of her design style and what her future body of work will demonstrate.

Not only is she an artist, but an activist of living life no matter what. She has taught me and several others that you have to live in the moment. Yes, you may have hard times, but those do not last forever. Yes, you will fall sometimes, but in due time, you will get back up.

Glenna is an artist to watch and to learn from. Her journey may be slow, but its full of life. She lives transparent and has an open heart, mind, and soul. Her work depicts all of that and then some. No restrictions and no hassles. She creates for the love of art and for the love of her fellow creatives.

And if you are ever in the RVA, hit her up and support one of her pieces.

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