I am here to tell you there is life after abuse.
There are dreams after nightmares.
There is a rainbow after the storm.
We have within us the potential we never imagined.
I love working in bronze.
It is a reminder of our resilience.
For much like the process of creating a bronze sculpture, there are times we are carved, we are molded, we are cracked open, we are even burned,
and only because we have gone through the grueling process are we ready to be refined.
It is our struggles that give us our strength.
It is our trails that prepare us for our destiny.
Art can heal. Art can scream injustice. Art can...be a voice for the voiceless.
After my husband emptied the bank accounts and abandoned me and my daughters I had two choices...become a victim or become empowered.
I decided to find me again, I had lost myself trying to please everyone else.
Have you forgotten to make yourself a priority?
When I finally said yes to me, I began living a life in tune with my calling.
To be honest, I never would have imagined a few years later I would be flying to a Bohemian town in Tuscany to sculpt with some of my idols.
What a ride!
Coming soon...Adventures in Italy
“Seeing Tiffany’s work is moving,”
Rev. Stephanie Vader, “creating artwork based on another human being is a powerful way of incarnating them.”
“I am deeply familiar with Tiffany Carmouché, her natural talent as an artist and her professional attitude towards achieving her expertise in sculpture. I met her in Pietrasanta, a world known artist colony where important artists like Botero, Henry Moore and the great Michelangelo came to work. Tiffany produces excellent artwork.”
~ Nilda Comas MFA, NSS
“Laurel sculptor expresses nobility of perseverance.”
Best Selling Author, Socially Conscious Sculptor and Internationally Acclaimed Advocate, Tiffany Carmouché, reveals how art and creativity can be a radical form of healing for ourselves, for our communities, and for social change. She uses the arts to help people rebel conformity and ignite creativity as she empowers individuals to embrace self- expression, innovation and living life without regret. Her art, words, service and passion have touched and inspired people worldwide.
Tiffany speaks in front of national and international audiences, leads powerful workshops and retreats and uses a variety of the arts (Performance, Sculpture, Music, Dance, & Canvas) to convey her message for human dignity, empowerment, and justice and help shift paradigms.
Through the arts, she encourages people to find strength, perseverance and emerge from their brokenness to celebrate life.
Her collection of sculptures, bronze, clay and plaster and installations, as well as 2 D pieces made from ashes, watercolor, pastels and acrylic, challenges the viewer to look at the world with new eyes.
Her series, Our Stories, has gotten rave reviews. She invites people to look beneath the surface of the people we encounter each day and take the time to discover the inner pain, the hidden beauty and the gifts that we often overlook in society.
“We all have gifts and struggles. Our job as a community is to support one another and recognize the beauty we have in each other.”
Her first bronze sculpture was of a homeless man she met while volunteering at Winter Haven, a temporary shelter. He had told her that he loved to play the guitar so the next evening she brought in a guitar for him to play.
“His hands danced on the guitar. And for a moment it made me sad. The world saw him as a homeless man not the incredibly talented guitarist he was. I decided to make him immortal in bronze. I call him, The Musician.”
It was then she fell in love with the medium bronze and the possibility to create an art form that not only honors lives but that lasts for over 2000 years. She set out to find inspiring stories so she could honor them in her art.
The Musician is off the streets. Becoming homeless was just a chapter in his life. Yet so often people can be so cruel and judgmental and label people because of the temporary situation they are in.
Conversations are important. And sometimes art is the only voice for the voiceless.
Founder Come Play In Utopia Co-Founder Out of the Shadows
Founder Finding Your Essence Co-Founder The Creative Revolution
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