This is an original linoleum print series of 3. All are numbered and signed by the artist.
"For this piece I used two different linoleum plates to create my image. The water was printed on a piece of paper, with a space left blank where the koi fish would be placed. Once dry, a different piece of linoleum with the image of the koi was printed in the negative space left in the initial print."
- Julia Dickinson
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9" x 12"
Santa Cruz, CA
“I get to express my feelings. It’s my way of sharing what’s on the inside.”
Julia Dickinson was born in Torrance, CA in 1986 and has been making art since she began at Claraty Arts Project in 2011. Since discovering her love for art, Julia now uses art as a way to express herself and connect with others. Julia expresses fear, perseverance, anxiety, bravery and hope through her artwork. She has found that art frees her to express emotion. She explains, “I am a very shy and nervous person. Before I started doing art, I kept all those feelings bottled up.”
Julia creates metaphorical art pieces to work through and express her feelings. Through metaphor, Julia is able to confront, with paint, emotions that many recognize. She hopes to connect with the larger human experience present in mythology, novels, anime and movies to express her own feelings but feelings many others can relate to.
Julia enjoys printmaking and painting with oils because she can take time with the materials. She experiences short term memory loss due to her disability but art seems to be the exception. “I have a hard time remembering real world stuff, but I remember art and shows. It makes me feel good to be able to remember something.” Julia is able to remember her art very well and is empowered through creating and connecting with others through her artwork.
Julia hopes that through sharing her art on ArtLifting, people will get to know her better and she can inspire others to tell their stories. She hopes that with the income earned she can work to help support her family who has always been there for her: “My mom raised me and my two sisters all by herself, and I want is to help her out with money earned by selling art.”
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