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Artist Statement: Muse of Creation

Muse of Creation Printmaking / Mixed Media 
Opening: August 3rd at the Bend Art Center, Bend, Oregon

My art is driven by my curiosity about the world around me. It lets me explore some of the unanswered questions I have... and I have a lot of unanswered questions. Recently, I have been curious about where the drive to create art comes from. Is there a universal desire to create? Do the ideas I have even belong to me? Or is there an external source of creativity that we draw from? And why printmaking?

In order to answer some of these questions about creativity and my art journey I decided to look at why I started printmaking. I wanted to recapture that initial spark that drew me to printmaking.

Muse of Creation uses a combination of printmaking techniques inspired by two of my influences; stencil street art and Francisco Goya.

Goya was one of the first printmakers I studied and I was immediately struck by his series Los caprichos. Subject matter, composition, use of lines in his etchi…

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