Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Artist's Statement: Jeff Donovan

Dream Boater, 2008
Ceramic, wood, and paint
22 x 24 x 14 in.

In 1957, due to circumstances beyond my control, I was born, and I've been trying to recover from it ever since. As art therapy was part of my early treatment, I began making art at an early age, four as I recall.  Some would argue that it hasn't been very effective and that at this point I should consider another treatment option, but it turns out it's highly addictive and attempts to curtail it have only made things worse. So I've painted myself into a corner, literally and figuratively speaking. Recently, in an attempt to break the cycle of addiction, I've ventured from painting into the world of ceramic sculpture.  This seems to be having a somewhat positive effect, but it remains to be seen if there is any real improvement in the patient.