Hello and Thank You for visiting ARTtatouille!
Four years ago, I looked over my portfolio searching my mind for a word that would describe the many ingredients that imbue each artwork, and the name ARTtatouille called out to me. It describes my art as a stewpot of life experiences, which resonates within me.
As with many artists, I too have a driving force behind my art. It is the way I perceive the reciprocity between me and the world, and this is my inspiration for images. I recognize art as a process that involves an interconnection between all that is seen or unseen, and self. As I create an artwork it is exhilarating to experience various modes of human existence, like spiritualism, enthusiasm, bliss, melancholy, subtleness, and so on. It is the intertwining of these sensations with a subject that speaks to me. My art emerges from this reciprocal process, thus, linking the various subjects of my art, the materials, and meanings into a multilayered tapestry of life experiences.
New areas of interest arise when I walk in awareness within the diversity of ordinary life. This allows the sensuousness of a subject to be perceived, no matter how mundane it might seem at first.
I work with several mediums: sculpture, ceramic, charcoal and pastel, gouache and acrylic, pen and ink, and graphite because I enjoy the distinct quality of each.
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Life's Best, Paje