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collin

collin

Eagle Rock, United States

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I do many things but the two that bring me the greatest pleasure are spending time with my cats and expressing myself on the digital canvas. As a psychotherapist, I find art expresses life. It is a journey, not a destination. As Amy Lowell wrote, “Art is the desire .. to express ourselves, to record our reactions of our personalities to the world we live in.” “Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings” says George Tooker. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures,” says Henry Ward Beecher. Whether someone else enjoys that journey is not up to us. If we create solely for the enjoyment of the audience, then our works become our portraits of their souls, not ours.
I’m not sure what makes an artist, but I enjoy cohorting with color shape and line, discovering places I have not seen before, but which began within me. I express myself in art, and as such will always be a student.

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  • Age: 68
  • Joined: February 2008

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Bodies Revealed

I visited the exhibition ‘Bodies Revealed’ yesterday, and found myself haunted by my own visions, left over like lingering shadows, unable to shake off the impact of sightless souls who are permeated by poymer, like a new age taxidermy display. Persons of disputed heritage, transected in every variety of possibility, hung on poles, a macbre crusifixtion to edify the gandering crowd. …
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