Darling Seed Ivory Root, ATX Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement Ivory Root is a magical realist. A poetess & design maven working in the mediums of film + digital design, to convey her unique interpretation of beauty as it manifests in universal truths.
Her work is loved by fellow artists, writers, designers, and private collectors, who have "inspired innovation" by displaying her work. Her clients have ranged from fashion boutiques, universities, retailers, restaurants, and elementary schools.
From the artist:
It is difficult to define pleasure in its highest sense; the definition involving a number of apparent paradoxes. For, from an inexplicable defect of harmony in the constitution of human nature, the pain of the inferior is frequently connected with the pleasures of the superior portions of our being. Sorrow, terror, anguish, despair itself are often the chosen expressions of an approximation to the highest good. Our sympathy in tragic fiction depends on this principle; tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain. This is the source also of the melancholy which is inseparable from the sweetest melody. The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself. And hence the saying: "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to the house of mirth." Not that this highest species of pleasure is necessarily linked with pain. The delight of love and friendship, the ecstasy of the admiration of nature, the joy of the perception and still more of the creation of poetry is often wholly unalloyed.