ARTiculAction Art Review // Special Issue // 2016 Edition

Page 130

ICUL CTION C

o

n

t

e

m

p

o

r

a

r

y

A

r

t

R

e

v

i

e

Dalia Smayze

w

A nne Murray Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain

An artist's statement

I

t was a very long time ago that I remember painting images of birds with oil paint while crouched in the corner of the closet of my bedroom in the small town where I grew up. I was the youngest of four children and the only daughter. I spent most of my time alone, painting, drawing, sewing and generally making things with my hands. I would not say that I became an artist, but that it became a term that others used to define my peculiar habit of keeping my own company and creating everything with my own hands. I made small books, large paintings, clothing, costumes, and always watched carefully when anyone was building something. My work is a witness to my particular perception, my awareness and my drive to gather the evidence of our existence, of the connectedness of our experience and the creation of a personal iconography that becomes universal in its humanity.

16

I think that others who know me would say that I am a person that cares, that strives for the best in myself and hopes for it in others. I cherish art as a means to communicate, motivate and to create change, whether through metamorphosis or a gradual redirection of the viewer's eye to something that I sense is important to look at in a particular moment in time. Art is a way to move people, a way to make sense of the world. The singular experience of viewing, but one piece of art, at a moment of openness can and will change someone in an infinite number of ways and has a rebounding effect with exponential possibilities. This is why it is so important to create and use art for the good of humanity.

Anne Murray


Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.