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David Spohn


2022 Essential Artist Award

Artist Statement
Artist Statement

My goal as an artist is to communicate the healing power in the beauty of our natural world by creating art that helps people connect with this world in whatever environment they live. This connection is available to all of us when we learn to focus on the world as it is under our feet, right in front of our eyes. By seeing the simple beauty around us, we take the first steps toward a better world. Whether drawing in pencil, ink or making etchings, my work has always involved print in one form or another, either through books or intaglio printmaking. The common thread is that art for books and art as printmaking both involve drawing at the heart of the matter.