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Jean Edelstein

Artist Statement

To me art is an internal investigation of who you are and what motivates you. It is also an adventure with ideas and materials. My paintings primarily work with the figure and I have recently enjoyed using Chinese accordion books to do paintings of orchids, landscapes, gardens and performances. I record my travels and daily experiences in my books. As events unfold, I paint a narrative image of that unique time and place. 

In performances, I work with dancers and musicians on stage at various venues worldwide integrating art, music and dance. My paintings, such as Let*s Dance, are a result of this process. 

I have always been interested in indigenous cultures, and the Artist and the Shaman is one of a series that reflects that interest, in this case the spiritual practices in Korea.

The Disaster Series was inspired by black and white photographs accompanying journalistic accounts of world crisis. I was deeply moved by the tragedy and heroism of these anonymous men and women who suffer the ravages of military conflict.

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Let's Dance
Balinese Dancers
Paint the Music and Dance
Inverted Carnival
Spirit Dances 8
Woman 1