CCHP: What is Home to Amy Danford

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Amy Danford ~ Home

Amy Danford was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Havertown, Pennsylvania

When I think of the word “home”, I am unable to pinpoint one location or thing. Home has been the Midwest, New York City, New Jersey, and now Pennsylvania.  However, home doesn’t necessarily mean a brick and mortar building to me.  It’s both physical and emotional – the world I live in, the cities I’ve lived, my body, community, and so much more.  Home has sometimes meant living amongst millions of people or living quietly and on my own.  At times, it has felt chaotic, confusing or unknown.  Mostly, home has helped me understand my place in this world, where I explore and feel inspired, and where I rest my head at night.  Home is being at peace, which leaves me feeling whole.    

 About Amy: I took my first art class at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1980.  I was five years old and remember thinking what a wonderful, safe place the museum was.  I think I knew then I would someday work in museums.  For the past 18 years, I have worked as an art therapist and museum educator in New York City, Cincinnati and now Philadelphia…dabbling in my own art whenever possible.  I’m inspired every day by my students, my husband and two boys (ages 11 and 7), and the world around me.

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