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Reflection: Louise Despont

Out of all the artists, I connected most to Louise Despont. Within the first few minutes of her speaking I was immediately able to relate to her. Like Despont, I also tend to focus more on drawing and making tiny details. Despont is an artist that works from home. Her entire living room is her studio. I can relate because I practically turned a small part of my basement into a little art studio. One quote from her that I connected to the most was “I take a last look at it, because I know it’s the last time to make changes. And when I look at the drawing I could see areas that aren’t fully connected or fully resolved.” She said this all before her work was about to be professionally framed. Hearing that a professional artist also has a hard time letting go of her work and feels that it is never truly finished. Makes me feel more valid for also feeling this way about my own work.

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