The process of creating art is a kind of fantastic relationship by which the artist changes and is changed by the substance of creation: the materials and the ideas.  It is always an opportunity to add beauty and value to life.
    I am educated in conceptual art (M.F.A. University of Colorado), but I love to just make things sometimes.  To address both occupations I have provided a page for my conceptual work and a page for my “things.”  
polly jo gates simmons
pink elephant portrait, 2008