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Covid Art 68: Why I became an artist


In 1991 I was introduced to an artist who photographed toasted bread among other things. I clearly remember her saying she doesn’t have to paint or draw to be an artist. It was liberating for me. Of course I knew that already but she was pushing the boundaries right in front of me. You see the date of this print – 2000. Then I added the pencil drawing of a hand in which is a linen purple ‘pen’ that perfectly matches the original lavender square colored 20 years ago. Yes, artists can experiment with everything, not just traditional materials.

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