Virginia Hickey



When I was enrolled at URI as an art student, our drawing and sculpture professor, the wonderful Robert Rohm, told us that eventually we would have to learn, as artists, to be alone, to create on our own. He urged us to find the discipline to walk into the silence of an empty studio, go to work, and make a life built from that. What a gift that advice was. In these strange times when life seems to have stopped, I enter the studio daily and try to find meaning in it all.