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Dodie Warren was a longtime instructor at the Academy Art Center. She is known for her mastery of the mezzotint technique, and her works are included in collections of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and other corporate and private collections.
?If there is a sense in which every piece of fiction is autobiographical, it is just as true that every autobiography is a fiction?.
- From Wallace Stegner, in his book Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs.
Somewhat analogous to that statement is my feeling about the subject matter that an artist chooses. Much of the artist is revealed in the choice of subject matter. Yet, the viewer examines the work and it then becomes that viewer?s interpretation, that is a new revelation ? or perhaps, a fiction.
An artist must make decisions continually about the focus of his or her creative effort. The decisions she makes can reveal to the viewer much about the creator of the art work ? but always through a lens of the viewer?s own interpretation.
And so, I too reveal, by my selection of subject material, at least some of what is important to me. Traveling is, for me, always a time of creative activity. My creative self rejoices in the freedom from routine, and in the challenges of the new experiences and the new environments.
Impressions ? results of visual and sensory input ? gained while traveling over the years have often stayed with me as clear images. Are they ?real?? Does it matter?