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Ione Citrin

2222 Avenue of the Stars, Suite #2302
Los Angeles, CA 90067


Tel: (310) 556-4382
Fax: (310) 556-1664


E-mail: icitrin@aol.com
URL: http://www.ARTBYIONE.COM


“WHY DO I CREATE ART?”


 
I HAVE A NEED TO PRODUCE THE VISUALIZATIONS WHICH COME TO ME THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT. I HAVE AN ACTIVE IMAGINATION, AND I NEED TO PLACE IT SOMEWHERE. WHAT MORE ENJOYABLE OUTLET THAN CREATING THE PICTURES I SEE IN MY MIND'S EYE ON CANVAS, IN BRONZE, OR ASSEMBLING AND COLLAGING OBJECTS INTO A READABLE LANGUAGE.
 
ART IS A LANGUAGE, A COMMUNICATION. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A DESIRE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PEOPLE'S OF THE WORLD. I'VE DISCOVERED IT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH IMAGES. I CAN CREATE IMAGES AND SEND MY MESSAGE OF BEAUTY OUT TO ALL EYES.
 
EVERY DAY I WORK IN MY STUDIO, USUALLY ON TWO PROJECTS AT ONE TIME. SOMETIMES THREE. IT IS ENGROSSING, UTTERLY COMPELLING; I "TRIP OUT", I'M GONE INTO A MEDITATIVE STATE, AND SOMEHOW MY EYES AND HANDS MAKE VISIBLE WHAT MY SENSIBILITIES, EXPERIENCE AND LOVE OF ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL AND SOMETIMES WIERD. I WORK UNTIL I'M SATISFIED ON THE PIECE. I SOMEHOW KNOW WHEN IT'S DONE. IT TELLS ME. IN MY FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES, I PUT A HEART INSIDE THE BODY. IT'S JUST MY WAY OF GIVING LIFE TO MY THREE DIMENSIONAL SUBJECTS.
 
SIGNING MY NAME ON A PIECE OF WORK IS MY LEGACY. IT IS MY WAY OF TELLING THE WORLD I AM/WAS HERE, I EXISTED, I AM RECOGNIZED.