Thursday, July 28, 2011

Artist Statement 2006

"The act of making marks is perhaps the most basic human instinct. Drawing is what makes me human. My art keeps me sane. It is such a release to me. I cannot see myself doing anything else in my life other than creating art and learning about it. Art helps me communicate my emotions better than using words. I am a visual person at heart. I do not want to merely  project my own emotions on paper, I want to inspire emotions in others. My goal is to pull the viewer into my work and invite them to feel what I am trying to say about the world visually. I want to evoke a sense of empathy with my work and the type of feelings I portray in my drawings and paintings. When I do this I feel successful as an artist..."
That was something I wrote around five years ago my mom found in a closet today. When I first read it I dismissed it as amateurish drabble, but after reading it again around 3:30 in the morning it made me think. The writing may have not been the best- but it was very honest.

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