Tara Naomi Boliek, Saint Louis, Missouri USA Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement Born in St. Louis, Missouri my style is very much that of the outsider art movement
"The term Outsider Art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut (IPA: /aʁ bʁyt/; meaning "raw art" or "rough art"), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane-asylum inmates.
While Dubuffet's term is quite specific, the English term "Outsider Art" is often applied more broadly, to include certain self-taught or Naïve art makers who were never institutionalized. Typically, those labeled as Outsider Artists have little or no contact with the institutions of the mainstream art world; in many cases, their work is discovered only after their deaths. Much Outsider Art illustrates extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, or elaborate fantasy worlds."
My style is mainly non traditional digital art using tools like adobephotoshop corel painter & paint shop pro and many others. I have awacom tablet attached to my computer to allow me to "draw" or "paint" more easily.