My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10

This is a series of short posts that will piece together how I ended up in the visual arts. I don’t recall an Ah-Ha situation where I knew from a particular moment that I wanted to be an artist. It just sort of crept up on me. It has now been over 35 years since I pursued art as, at first, a serious avocation then a profession. Along the way I have been very fortunate having experienced many facets of the visual art world. During that time I have also made attempts to leave that world only to be pulled back in somehow. You can read the first post in this series here.

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This is where I will end this series. After this point, I had made the decision to transfer from art as a past time to art as a way of life. My purpose for writing this was to see if there was any logic for me ending up in this field and I can see that my desire to produce art came early and persisted. My career has been quite varied in not only the type of art I have produced but the various positions I have held in the arts. There have also been many setbacks and sabbaticals but I always seem to return.

What I will leave off with is a reference back to the comment my friend said about wanting to see a bit of red in my early collages. Fairly quickly I got involved in the the broader category of Works on Paper which includes papermaking, printmaking, book arts, etc. So I will share a few images below of some other work from that early period of my art making. As an aside, but a good example of how your work catches up with you years later, please see this post regarding the last piece shown below (the link is also underneath that image).

Thank you for coming on this journey with me!

Community Spirit, Mixed media, circa early 1990s
Mama and Bebes, Mixed media, circa early 1990s
Aunt Di’s Laundry, Mixed media, circa early 1990s
If We Lived in The Garden, Mixed media, circa early 1990s
Village, Mixed media, circa early 1990s
By Night, Mixed media, 1993,

Please see this post regarding the piece above

6 thoughts on “My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10

  1. Hi Julie, Probably the early 1990s. I taught myself block printing and took a silkscreen class in school (which I am terrible at!). My original prints were more to cut up for collages. I studied etching probably around 1999 give or take and continued to study etching and lithography after that for quite a while.

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  2. Thanks so much for opening these 10 windows into your artistic life. This last group is beautiful, thought-provoking and fun, as is all your work. Great to know yooz!
    Anders

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  3. Hi Yooz. Thought I would just respond to all your comments here. You have always been very supportive and encouraging. Many of these, perhaps all of them, are probably things you have never seen as they were from a loooong time ago!

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