Idelle Okman Tyzbir

Artist Statement:

Idelle Okman Tyzbir draws from everyday life experiences when creating her art.  The way in which she sees and feels about her physical surroundings directly influence her work. Her sculptures use a variety of metals, glass and other mediums, where she contrasts flowing movement with structured elements to enhance the narrative between these aspects and the viewer. The work engages the audience, encouraging deeper contemplation and revelation, leading to enlightened or emotional connections.  Creating pieces by hand, she develops a relationship with the work, allowing for spontaneous modifications. Her hand shows in every piece. Juxtaposed with her work in metals are Idelle’s watercolors that share her visual world. She is passionate about making art accessible and an integral part of people’s lives.

Art Background:

Idelle is academically educated in fine art & design, autodidactic and believes in pushing limits through counsel with other skilled artists and craftsmen.  A teaching artist for nineteen years, Tyzbir periodically teaches metal sculpturing at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita and currently adult small group watercolor classes.  An international award winning artist, she also exhibits locally and nationally.  She includes public art projects and personal commissions as a part of her business practice.