Artist Statement: The design on this piano is titled The Universe Within. I believe creativity is our birthright and all forms of creative expression whether it is visual art, music, dancing, writing, baking, and so forth, all of the creative tools allow us to express our inner world in a safe and healthy way. This conceptual piece serves as a reminder of the universe within us all.
  • 2021

The Universe Within


Sheila Darcey

What started as a personal commitment to sketch daily, soon became a catalyst for my own transformation. It also led to my greater purpose of elevating art as a tool for self-reflection, self-care, and healing. Through art, I was able to sketch and paint my way through complex emotions and process both my conscious and subconscious thoughts. The benefits of this practice became evident in my mental and emotional well being. It also became a therapeutic tool in helping process anxiety and trauma. It has become my mission to share this practice with the world and to help others find their own way. “The beauty of SketchPoetic is in the process of creation itself. It is about connecting with the process as much as the outcome – to create without planning, without analyzing, without fear, and without expectations… because it’s liberating. It invites you to a safe space where you can quiet the mind and spark your child-like wonder and imagination. It is a time to come home to you.”

Public Location

Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau (August 6 - September 6, 2021)

Permanent Home

Lokrantz Special Education Center (Delivered Fall 2021)

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