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Mark Flowers
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2014

At first, out of school, my life, my stories and my paintings were quite simple: palm trees in my yard, river rocks from a mountain stream, saturated Southern colors and simple compositions served as primitive memory keepers. As my life evolved and my work developed, I visually reported my experiences as an artist, teacher, husband, and father.
My paintings are journals where I think, reflect, and then react. Lately, I am intrigued by the relationship of images and how they can narrate a story. When images as single thoughts are connected, they become complicate and narrate a story. Years ago, work was simple in form, and now the panels are shaped, the content layered, and more complex. In my work, as in my life, I seek to make sense of it all.

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