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2019 Expressions Artist Statements

Clint Hanson

Clint Hanson

Clint Hanson
Buckner, MO

Art replaces the pain pills that cloud and limit my activity and ability to focus on normal everyday tasks. With medications I lose the sensation of being a productive person, of feeling useful and with art in my life, I regain the feeling of worthiness, and life again has value. Art has become a release from the pain that holds me back in life. Art numbs the pain and creates a new reality for me. Art gives a sense of accomplishment that the pain normally did not allow me to achieve. Without art, I would lose a sense of who I am and what I can accomplish in my life. I want to bridge the connection that I have found in the art to be useful for others like myself.