As a sculptor, Garley is intrigued by shape, mass, volume and surface. In the creation of “Junction,” she was inspired by the history of Columbus. She sees “Junction” as a symbolic portal that connects the Historic District to the revitalized Uptown Columbus.
“Growing up in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana with three generation of artists; art is a part of my family and my soul. I had an innate drive to create. Upon entering college, I detoured into different majors. But soon returned to my artistic roots and began to study fine art at Atlanta Metropolitan College. After receiving my Associates Degree my desire to study art grew. Thus, I decided to continue my Studies at Columbus State University with a focus in sculpture.”