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Why I Make Art and what it all Means

Most of the time I believe in the power of words to convey an emotion thought or idea.  That is true except when it comes to discussing or explaining or describing

Art,  which by its very nature uses many skills that are beyond or removed from words.

 I can say I paint because it is a way of understanding life.

 I can also say that I paint order to reign in personal demons

I can say I paint to express experiences of personal sorrow, grief, isolation and joy. This would all be true but at the same time fiction, a book with confusing, ambiguous prose. I paint to see what I want to paint. I create a world that is drenched in color, light, forms, patterns and textures.  I paint to learn what I can and cannot do.

I PAINT AND GIVE A NOD TO THE WORDS AKIN TO SOMEONE WAVING AT A TORNADO FULL OF BOMBASTIC FRAGMENTS.  THESE PARTICLES ALL SWIRL AROUND AND FINALLY SETTLE DOWN QUIETLY TO CONTEMPLATE A VISUAL POEM, THE POEM ITSELF LACKING ALL WORDS.LIVIA STEIN 2017



Paintings 2017