A curated online market full of items from selected regional artists, tailored to be reflective of the moment. We are starting small and focusing for now entirely on functional items and artwork meant to comfort and inspire. A core part of RAM is supporting artists to empower artists to make functional items that build their capacity for earned income and economic resilience. RAM artists receive a full 70% of every sale. This means, when you purchase from RAM, you are directly supporting artists and vibrant creative communities. Browse through our collection of handmade masks, scarves, bags, cards, prints, and apparel and help empower regional artists with your purchase. Happy shopping!
Date Created: 2020
~Height: 8" - Width: 8"
Stoneware & Glaze
FOR PICKUP IN SAN DIEGO ONLY due to delicate detailing
Humans have long struggled to control nature. My art is inspired by this struggle. The idea of controlled nature is an oxymoron, however, because control and nature are opposites, each equal in strength. The human condition is to work toward creating a perfect environment where there is no disease or discomfort. This struggle can be seen in botanical gardens where humans attempt to shape the natural world. Each art piece I create takes basic elements of nature and transforms them into a small part of our continuing story.
RAM is a new program of the San Diego Art Institute, launched in response to the impact of COVID-19 on creative industries.
As the only contemporary cultural institution in Balboa Park, the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) nurtures the creation of groundbreaking art by providing a dedicated exhibition space for the artistic talent that resides in Southern California and Northern Baja to collaborate, exhibit, and thrive.
Through high quality, interactive programming, educational initiatives, and exhibitions, SDAI promotes cultural equity and artistic enrichment within our community and enables diverse audiences to interact with art and artists in meaningful ways.
RAM’s debut was made possible through a grant from U.S. Bank.
Learn more about SDAI at sandiego-art.org