Judith Hoffman

It's very hard to write an artist's statement.

What can I say?

I love the materials and the processes? I do, but there's much more.
I could say that I started making art as a kid, drawing in books and getting in trouble in school for doodling everyone's initials into a little picture.
That's amusing, but not what drives my art today.

If it weren't for the pull of the content in my work, I wouldn't be making art now.

As I get older, I realize more and more that for me the power of making things
isn't about ideas, materials or processes. It's about the emotional content.
It's life and death.
I'm not saying I would die if I didn't make art, but something inside me surely would.

Art is my spiritual life.

With art, I can imagine where we come from before we're born,
and where we go when we die.
I can talk about the beauty and joy and pain of being alive.


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