Donna Kuhn, ashland, oregon Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement Donna Kuhn is a multi-media artist working in video, art, dance and poetry. She has exhibited her art in galleries and in print and online literary magazines. Her illustrations are covers for two of her poetry books and her art has been described as colorful, whimsical, haunting, playful, abstract expressionist and naive. Originally from New York, she lived in California for 30 years and recently moved to Ashland, Oregon.
I make art because that is the only way life makes sense to me. A recurrent theme in my work is the face: semi-abstract, colorful and emotional. I don't choose to draw these faces. Their forms just come to me. They jump off the page and stare at you. Dare to stare back. I have tried to choose between media. I cannot. I feel fully engaged and alive when I'm creating. I'm a maker of images more than a storyteller. My work is about being a woman and an outsider. It has been described as playful, haunting, bold, whimsical, colorist, sad, poetic, mysterious and tense.