Emotional healing has always been a major focus in my art. 

 

I deeply empathize with the world's pain, especially in young children. We are

all only children at heart. In addition to my personal art practice, a meaningful teaching journey has inspired the bodies of work I create. Spending time with young people has reminded me of our basic human needs, to feel held, nourished, warm and inspired. My sculptures play with natural materials that express these primal sensational moments. 

 

My artistic mission seeks to encourage people to trust more in the fight they have within themselves. To honor our survival instincts and to face all fears while always searching for inspiration. My sculptures are therapeutic tools, doll-like in nature. Forged with purpose, these protective charms are meant to give comfort and remind us that we are worthy of love. 

 

-Caitlin O’dea Ott