I feel driven to reconstruct objects into inventive assemblages that challenge the status quo. It is through this type of work that I re-examine life’s most visceral questions of freedom, responsibility, and destiny. Each of our lives is a series of personal experiences. Collectively, these experiences have created all of who we each become, all of who I will become. Somewhere deep down we are filled with a longing to understand the ultimate meaning of life. How does our past change our lives, and the lives of others? How does the aspect of my existence intersect with the existence of others or of everything else? My artwork has always incorporated spirituality. My definition of spirituality is the wisdom to know that everything is connected. It has much less to do with religion and much more to do with interdependence. This awareness of connection is a driving force in my art. Simply put, art can liberate each of us individually or collectively to bring about societal change. Visit my website donnafstjohn.com for more artwork and information.
Donna's ArtPrize Entries
These are Donna's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.