Size: 24"W x 18"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Shaman, Medicine Man? These healers manifest the energy coursing through our worlds, harnessing the raw power to reconnect us to our inner life force. This is a contour drawing, which means the drawing is done with a live model, not looking at the page. The color is used to pick out the patterns.
My art is deeply emotional in nature - responding to the world around and within me in a personal way. The inspiration for much of my work is found in the figure, with its infinite capacity to express and embody the complexity of what it means to be human. I am moved by the suffering that each of us encounters in our sojourn here, and inspired by the transcendence of the human spirit which is so often a response to that suffering. Joy and pain are joined and juxtaposed. Making art is a journey into the unknown. I find that every genuine act of self expression is an act of courage. My art expresses a passion for the humanness I have discovered in people from all walks of life, in all corners of the globe. In a world that is becoming increasingly polarized and destructive, my work carries a feeling of our interconnectedness as human beings living together in one world. I regard art making as a sacred trust. As a world, we need art - to touch something in us we might not otherwise have found, to awake something perhaps dormant, to open our eyes and allow us to see freshly, to ‘move’ us in all the many senses of the word. To “heal ourselves from numbness” as Krzysztof Wodiczko once said. We need art to remind ourselves of our own humanity. I know I do. Eve Chayes Lyman is an artist, documentary photographer, videographer and activist based in Los Angeles, but a citizen of the world. She graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (SMFA) Please see more of her work at EveLyman.com