ARTIST STATEMENT

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The Journey Within:
a narrative in painting and sculpture

Andrea's paintings and sculptures of animal people come from a place
where expectation and preconception have been discarded like a
winter coat on a spring day. Each effort of creation is a new chance to
peel back yet another layer, getting closer to "a place of no words".
This mystical journey to the unconscious mind awakens the viewer
to the fact that things exist of which we have little knowledge or
understanding. It is the realm of archetypes.

By turning portraits of the old masters into 3-D busts, Andrea refers the
viewer to the heroic and to history. Within these forms is captured the
struggle and grace that make a 'heroic' life. The viewer is compelled to
ponder why these unique individuals have transcended their place in
history.




 
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