October 2012, October 2011
"There is something wonderful about capturing a thought—be it silly or serious—and giving it form. Since becoming a teacher in the Mesquite Independent School District, I find myself constantly referring to personal sketches to better create a foundation for classroom projects. My students enjoy trying to figure out what I might have been thinking and reinterpreting my art through their own eyes. It is through my own artistic journey that I seek to create meaningful projects that teach fundamentals while instilling a lifelong love of art in my students."—Mark Gutting.