"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves the same time." Thomas Merton
Denise Silva and Ray Wong live and work together in Northern California. Denise and Ray often collaborate with various projects, and their studio is an ever changing place of ideas, artwork and music. Bella (their dog) is ever present and collaborates as best she can on every project.
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"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world."
About denise silva
about ray wong
Denise returned to her roots in California, in 2002 after twenty years in New York.
In New York she lived and worked in the Hudson Valley, taught art classes at Marist, and for eighteen years, was Director of the Ave Art Center and Gallery.
She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis: her M.A. from Purdue University, and her M.F.A. from the University of Illinois.
Her work has been exhibited in Galleries throughout the nation and is in private collections both in the U.S. and Europe.
Ray worked in the hi-tech business until 2002, in the creation of images based on computer graphics. As a photographer he made educational DVD’s of the California Missions. These DVD’s contain a condensed history of the individual Missions, a musical tour and slide show.
Currently he has been working on a series of artistic clocks, transforming cameras and other found objects into functional clocks. His works often involve steampunk ideas, as he merges the old with modern ideas.