Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
The Church of Scientology published the latest "Meet a Scientologist" video July 4, 2014, on the Scientology Video Channel at http://www.Scientology.org and the YouTube Scientology Video Channel—sculptor, photographer and graphic artist Natalia Escallon of Bogotá, Colombia, shares her passion for her work.
Art is not only a profession for Natalia Escallon—it is a way of life.
“This is the way I’ve always been,” says Escallon. “As a child, I would paint my room with murals of little dolls. Color, a pencil, clay—I was always doing something creative.”
Determined to align this passion to a livelihood, Escallon studied graphic design but found it too constricting. “I wanted to create freely—without having to answer to anyone, without having to obey specific parameters,” she says. “That was why I chose to become an artist.”
She loves the innovative and revels in the nuances of her work and the way each piece of sculpture evolves. “I like to communicate through nature—to shape the branches of trees, to pull them out of a simple piece of clay,” she says. “I especially love my sculptural tree murals. Because they are affected by light, as the piece rotates or people walk around them—stopping, bending, shifting their position—they see things they didn’t see before. So every time a person approaches one of these pieces, there is a different aspect of the work to see. Each time, it is a new experience.”
She shares her love of creativity through teaching. “I teach art to teenagers—how to express themselves freely without letting anyone introvert them,” she says. “I especially enjoy exploring with them the way art affects society. Working with them, it is like rediscovering art every day.”
She also teaches photography to adults—business administrators, lawyers, designers—and loves to share the wins of her students, such one who said, “through photography I have seen things that have always been there in a whole new way, things I have never seen before.”
Escallon was introduced to Scientology by a family friend and found it fascinating. “I realized I could be more myself through Scientology,” she says, “that I could be a better person. You find so many tools that serve you in your daily life—in your work, with your family or friends––with everyone you know. And it is something you can apply all the time.”
One aspect of Scientology particularly helped her in her work. “I learned how to communicate better. And because I use communication in my work, and art ultimately is that—communication—my art really reaches people. For me, Scientology is a way of life. It means learning new things every day, seeing the world in a new way, and living every second.”
View the “Meet a Scientologist” video of Natalia Escallon at http://www.Scientology.org or the YouTube Scientology video channel.
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total more than 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008, the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, with videos now viewed more than 11 million times at http://www.YouTube.com/ChurchOfScientology .