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2011 Artisans Road Trip Artist - Joleen DentlingerPosted Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 12:47 PM
"Iowa State's Building - 1" art work ŠJoleen Dentlinger
Joleen continues - "Having an opportunity such as this gives me the inspiration to do more art and be prepared to exhibit all new pieces for the next time. With working 4 days a week, my 90 year old Mother who needs assistance at times, extra curricular activities, and not to mention the every day things that take time and effort - I just find it hard to find the time to create. All of my life, I put things off until the last minute, but have found that I generally put out a better product if I do that. If I have all sorts of time, I just dabble and generally am unhappy with the results. Knowing that I only have days or hours puts the pressure on, but the end results are wonderful. BUT, along with the pressure comes anxiety, tension and stress - all of which aren't the best, but the job is done and I'm happy with it!"
"For those of you unfamiliar with my art, it is very detail oriented and takes hours to create. The larger the piece, the more hours it takes. A judge suggested to me once that I draw larger pieces. At the time the largest drawing was approximately 14" x 16" and the thought of going larger was rather frightening. Since then I have numerous pieces that are 22" x 28" and the end results are quite rewarding, but with the changing economy I am reverting back to somewhat smaller pieces."
Artist's Statement: "History and it's preservation rate very high in my heart, right behind home and family. With my drawings I can document places and things that touched me, whether it's an old farm house, an old Chicago hotel or an intriguing landscape. By working in pen and ink, I strive and accomplish depth, intensity, detail, "color" and texture - in just a subtle way - as simple as black and white."
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