Joan Shapiro

acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 in.

“Art is always an attempt to distill the conflicts in our lives and in our world to a reunited whole. To put man back in the garden or to give him a map to get himself back there. We can chronicle the rough dynamism of a painful experience, but the drive is to control it through recording it symbolically, understanding it by reducing it to symbols and the eventual philosophical resolution of it.”