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Mark Flowers
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2017

Throughout my life, I have made use of images to clarify my relationship with the world. My works are stories-small insights and reflections of my experiences. In seeking meaning in the world, I am sharing my story in hopes of making common connections with the viewer.

In recent years, I have been concerned with the shape of the work as well as the image itself. My interests have always cycled from the purely sculptural back to the traditional illusionary formats. The latest works seek a balance between the two by painting on manipulated surfaces, attaching found objects and computer manipulated images. Currently, I am exploring the use of faces, figures and objects to create a more personal visual poetry.

I have spent 38 years as a maker of images and things. I am at the point in my life where I don't look over my shoulder, but follow my instincts. So far they have lead me to good places.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
-Pablo Picasso

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