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ART Habens Caren Kinne On the flip side, my Portrait series works almost in the reverse... it begins with inspiration from everyday observances (characteristics, personalities, emotions, roles or in some cases specific people), and then re-imagined whimsical, otherworldly way. I would have to say no, I do not find that audience reception guides my decision making process in the studio. While I am sure there are many artists who cater to certain requests or even demands from their audience, I feel in the long run it is best to stay true to my own vision. I live in what is considered a rural, tourist driven area and while I could easily alter my studio practice to paint scenic images of the locale; that is just not something that excites me. I find it more important and authentic to base my studio practice on work that I am passionate about. I believe this energy and enthusiasm will often show through to the audience and impact the quality of the work. I enjoy the play that viewers bring the table as they try to figure out an artwork, particularly abstract work. I find that is part of the beauty of it; each viewer brings their own perspective and thoughts to the table given their own set of life experiences. And in the work of abstraction, there is no one right or wrong answer. As you mentioned earlier, I am currently working on an ancestry themed portrait series. I have hundreds of sketches lined up and am really looking forward to seeing where this project will lead me. I would ultimately love to show a great many of them all together in one setting, whatever form that may take. An interview by , curator and curator Special Issue 23 405 ART Habens Caren Kinne On the flip side, my Portrait series works almost in the reverse... it begins with inspiration from everyday observances (characteristics, personalities, emotions, roles or in some cases specific people), and then re-imagined whimsical, otherworldly way. I would have to say no, I do not find that audience reception guides my decision making process in the studio. While I am sure there are many artists who cater to certain requests or even demands from their audience, I feel in the long run it is best to stay true to m Hۈ\[ۋH]H[]\ۜY\YH\[ \\][\XH[[HH[X\[H[\^HY[XXHZ[[X[XY\›وH[N]\\Y][]^]\YKH[][ܙH[\ܝ[[]][X\H^HY[XXBۈܚ]H[H\[ۘ]HX] H[Y]H\[\H[[\X\H[ٝ[YH]YY[H[[\XH]X[]HوHܚ˂H[HH^H]Y]\[BXH\^HHY\H][\ܚ\X[\HXXܚ˂H[]\\وHX]]Hو]XXY]\[Z\ۈ\X]H[YHXH][Z\ۈ]وYH^\Y[\˂[[HܚوXX[ۋ\H\›ۙHY܈ܛۙ[\\[HY[[ۙYX\Y\H[H\[Bܚ[ۈ[[\H[YYܝZ]\Y\˂H]H[Yو]\[Y\[[HX[H[ܝ\YZ[\B\ڙX[XYYKH[[[X][HݙHHܙX]X[Hو[H[]\[ۙH][]]\ܛH]X^HZK[[\Y]B[XX[\YB B\]܂\]