Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery

Betsy Noorzay

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For me, part of the joy of creating art is in the awareness of the possibility that something is visually interesting--usually exciting--to me. It can be splatters of an ice cream cone against the pavement, the form a turn in the river takes, the criss-crossing of telephone wires creating divisions of space in a landscape field, the expression of a face or posture, the integration of an emotional or spiritual prompting with an intellectual process of how to bring that into the open. This is a period of awareness, then brooding, contemplation. Sometimes it lasts a short period, sometimes it harbors in me for months or years, gestating. With landscape work, however, I find my response to be much more immediate. Whatever the process, it is in the initial act of laying brush to blank canvas, or diving into whatever medium I chose to use, that excites me with moment of possibility and discovery. I find out that what I had in mind may be not be what actually happens. Through this process, I have come to learn that Loren Eisley's statement, "Expect the unexpected, " is part of the risk one takes in making art. It may provide both disappointment and thrilling discovery. Anything really interesting has paradoxical elements-- like life itself. Creating, in one form or another, keeps my soul alive and it heals my body. * * *
Chance Grid
© 1987, Betsy Noorzay
A New Reality
© 1985, Betsy Noorzay
Target: Localization
© 1989, Betsy Noorzay
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Waiting
© 1988, Betsy Noorzay
Radiation
© 1988, Betsy Noorzay
Surgery
© 1990, Betsy Noorzay
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Holocaust
© 1985, Betsy Noorzay
Depression
© 1990, Betsy Noorzay
I'm Not
Allowed to Cry
© 1989, Betsy Noorzay
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After and Before
© 1988, Betsy Noorzay
Cafeteria
© 1991, Betsy Noorzay
Globalization
© 1992, Betsy Noorzay
Chance of Recovery
© 1992, Betsy Noorzay

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