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About Still Standing
As an artist, I am drawn to subjects that are not necessarily considered worthy of being noticed, things that were once useful but are now discarded or neglected. I want to call the viewer’s attention to the persistence of time and to acknowledge the significant purpose these things once had. Years of wear and neglect can erode beauty and strength, however these flaws tell a story and are what I find so intriguing. I enjoy painting textures and patinas while depicting the subject realistically in all of its imperfections. I choose to work with paint and pencil because I am able to control and manipulate them in order to accurately depict the subject. My goal is to focus on the subject and render it as accurately as possible and not let brush strokes distract from the image and thus the viewer’s experience.