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Paige Prier

Artist Statement Submitted 2014

Tell me a story. Please... I love stories. From fables and myths to the tale of a boring day at the office, stories absolutely captivate me. Stories are universal and very human: everyone has stories, knows stories, and tells stories. Though I love stories in their own right, it’s the common threads that run through all stories that captivate me - and what drives me to paint.

Beyond simply recognizing Jungian archetypes, finding the story of all the stories - the narrative structure - compels me to explore my own personal mythology. For me, my art is an effort to understand, construct and discover my own internal story. I must know how the story goes; I never know my place in the narrative completely until I set down the brush.

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