Ramon Borges, State College,PA Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement Practicing artist and former professor at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Master of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. I love to create. I feel alive while developing 'forms' ...experimenting, transforming, imagining worlds, situations. Inner feelings have their place in my paintings. Hidden sometimes they are, but in my paintings, my feelings are there to be perceived. Painting is another way of thinking. It is thinking about what I perceive and then by interpreting those thoughts, realizing by plastic means, what I think. Conceiving, in this manner, a magical transformation of a vision into a work of art. Creative painting is thus a matter of the mind, of the soul. There are no absolutes in approaching the creation of art. It is an intuitive response to a very profound and passionate urge to create; it is truly an act of magic.