Rhoda is a ceramic artist living in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and received her BFA from Wester Chester University in 1995. Her clay tile work is inspired by nature. Each piece embodies the emotion felt by a relationship to the source of inspiration.
"I have found that most of my art manifests from nature. I am profoundly stimulated when I am outdoors and surrounded by its peculiarities. Perhaps it stems from my childhood growing up on a farm, I do not know. My work usually starts with a fortuitous glimpse of some random point of inspiration catching my eye forcing me to stop and take a closer look, embracing its texture, line, and emotion. You cannot look for inspiration, it must find you. It could be the way a crack forms in the sidewalk, an expression on someone’s face or the way tree roots weave their way through the ground, there lies art. Sometimes it is as though ordinary objects transform into abstractions when there are no assumptions being made of it. This inspires me and this is why I need to create."