Board member Synergy
Art Foundation and Tile
de Watteville, as a child in Alsace France, would sit on the warm steps
of a 17th century stove decorated in blue and white tiles. Indubitably,
European decorative arts have influenced her sense of aesthetics. She
graduated from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1967. For twenty years
she painted majolica tiles and now she focuses on three dimensional
clay constructions. She works tirelessly as a board member of Synergy
Art Foundation, the Tile Heritage Foundation and the San Diego Social
Venture Partners, where her desire to keep art as a vital aspect of
every day life; in her own backyard it has involved her also in the
Solana Beach Commission Public Arts Program were she helps make sure
that public art is situated throughout that community.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"We need to have art be easily accessible to all, not only to artists
or wealthy people; San Diego should display as many sculptures and mosaics
in public places and offer free performances in parks. But also, art
should become infused in our daily needs such as food, a place to sleep,
friendship and recreation."