COSTA MESA — She was born in Santa Cruz, she's been to Harvard University and back, and now she's a Costa Mesa resident who's just put the finishing touches on her latest piece of art.
It's a 45-pound fiberglass heart that will hopefully fetch thousands of dollars to help fund art instruction in the public elementary schools in Fullerton, where professional artists mentor teachers in the classroom at a time when such programs are under-funded by school districts.
At 31, Rebecca Faubion is one of those dyed-in-the-wool, true blue artists trying to make a difference in the way art is taught in the classroom.
And she's managing to do it from the confines of her apartment in Costa Mesa.
Her decorative piece of art, on a bubbly-shaped, prefabricated heart — formed in acrylic — took 40 hours to make. That included hours of sanding and priming before she brought out the delicate touch of her paint brush.