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Phyllis Toburen

Mequon, WI,

I believe our lives become a portrait of our unique personal experiences. My desire to express through visual arts my perspective of society distilled and analyzed from my observations from high school and college started my journey as a painter. In my studio, time, deadlines, and responsibilities must disappear for my individuality, energy, and ingenuity to triumph. The mood, rhythm, and ideology of rock music compel me to paint a new artistic language. Self-knowledge dictates that I must express through creation as opposed to recreation. Independent and free by nature, I explore only uncharted artistic territory. Hopefully, my new language will engage a viewer in a dialogue between my artwork and his or her personal identity. My art ignites human imagination, a place where boundaries and restrictions do not exist. To me, this embodies true freedom. True freedom emancipates my soul.

Phyllis's ArtPrize Entries

These are Phyllis's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    You Are Your Dreams

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Phyllis Toburen
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