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Art Should Be A Viewing Experience By Audrey Pongracz

Audrey Pongracz was born in Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 1979 and was raised in the Mexicantown area of southwest Detroit. A self taught painter, Audrey is constantly working to hone and refine her craft.

“I believe art should be attainable to everyone, visually or mentally. This is something I strive for in my work. Art should be a viewing experience. I love when I can look at a painting and be entranced by it, in awe of its application or just the wonder of it,” she said.

“Trying to get a grip on issues you’ve dealt with most of your life leads you to going backwards. Many of us developed insecurities and issues from our youth, and find it hard to grasp and handle since it can feel like it’s become an actual part of you,” she wrotr on her Instagram, @audrey_pongracz.

“At some point I abandoned so much of myself to deal with things I couldn’t handle at the time. I found going backwards this time lead me to unearth things I couldn’t before and I could deal with them.”

“My neighbor has a patch of grass in her backyard that will never grow, she says thats where they buried a pet they had once. They always know exactly where it is because of that empty patch. It’s the same with the things we burry in ourselves, we always know it’s there, like it’s waiting to be uncovered when we’re ready.”

 

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