|"More than a decade has passed since I created my first leather mask. My ability to explain this act to myself has deepened over time. For now, the Why? question seems to have transformed itself into a statement: We all wear masks! We can’t help it. Without them, we would cease to be what we are – human."
- Wendy Klein
|Francis Pratchauser has worked in bronze since 1980 when he started out making trinkets for tourists at the Jersey shore. Since then, his work has appeared in galleries, art shows, renaissance fairs and specialty venues including Universal Studios and Cirque du Soleil on four continents. He has picked up the usual assortment of awards, and today works from his studio in Orlando, FL.|
|Inspired to be an artist from the very first time she held a crayon, Laura Thomas expressed herself in panoramic proportions with colorful interpretations on the walls of her childhood home. Laura is primarily self taught, and her work has been shown in galleries in Cleveland, Cincinatti, Oklahoma, Texas and New Orleans, as well as England, Wales and Scottland. Laura works primarily in oils, acrylics and mixed medias.|