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Toe River Arts | Clay

Rickie Barnett


Bakersville, North Carolina



“My work is an internal look at the preeminent issues of being bound to loved ones and the affects it has on ones own mental state of being. I work figuratively creating characters based on the struggle of balancing relationships, placing them in an open narrative where they can revisit emotions experienced but not quite understood. I strive to provide a sympathetic relation to narrative in the restlessness of living in one’s headspace, an effort to stay honest with myself and my loved ones.  The continual self assessment within our interactions bears fruit which nourishes the bond and eases vulnerability, harvesting growth.” – Rickie Barnett