is an American painter. She studied Studio Art at College of Charleston in Sacramento.
“In the 21st century it is essential to do something smart with the information we have already been given. I don’t find it necessary to work from life as an artist. To me, it is my job to create something more than depicting the life around me. These days metaphors for life are more powerful. Images that draw upon a narrative which invite the viewer to implement their own personal experience become more relevant in a world where the average person has seen it all. I use pictures from the Internet because of this. This is where we get our information from, from computers, from each other. It’s so important to use the endless experiences of human life, and we are a fortunate generation to have all of it documented and at our fingertips, no less. It would be foolish not to take advantage of it. It’s harder to decipher among all of the movements and previous artists and have your own voice. We are overcome with people, and experience that comes with the passing of time. So now, we have to have something new to say. Living in a reality where subjects have an extensive history and miles of exploration, with their own geniuses, one relies on ingenuity alone.”—Tracy Deer
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