Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
My art is in part an attempt to go beyond what I consciously know to deal with an overall metaphor of the Universe as I feel it. I reject a completely rational approach when involved with the creative act as logic results only in what is known. My art deals with the unknown. My primary tool is intuition. Technique I consider necessary but hardly an end in itself. There is technique in art but technique does not imply art. Basically, I use whatever materials are financially accessible. If nothing else, my formal training period has demonstrated that there is for me a chance of doing something worth doing in art. The risks are extremely great but so are the possibilities.
Copyright 1976 Stephen Stramel
Stramel, Stephen, "Reflections on My Art" (1976). Master's Theses. 1601.