Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dahlov Ipcar

"I have lived most of my life surrounded by the serenity and natural beauty of Maine, yet my art is done entirely from imagination. I strive to create my own unique vision of the world. I am intrigued and inspired by the endless variety of patterns and forms in nature; they arouse in me the desire to create forms and patterns of my own.

While many people view the world through the eyes of past artists, I feel that it is up to the artists of the present to reveal new ways of seeing the world and to create new worlds never before seen. Increasingly, I have come to feel that the reality created by the artist is more important than actual reality. The real world may come to seem oppressively dull and barren unless transformed and revitalized by imagination."

Images from here and here

1 comment:

  1. Hi Stephanie -
    Not sure if you are still maintaining your blog but I enjoyed your post about Dahlov Ipcar. The Cat At Night is one of my favorite children's books - period. I live in Maine and in fact I just saw Dahlov last week at a book signing event in Brunswick, ME. She turned 96 just a day or two prior to the book signing, and was in very good spirits. She is a beloved artist in Maine and the line was quite long! She attracts hundreds of fans and well-wishers at her book signing. It's nice to see an artist appreciated in his/her time. Dahlov lives in Maine but she is a national treasure! Cheers.