Artist Statement

Eva Bernstein

Artist Statement:

Today it will be cobalt blue.
The first mark begins another passage through
the sea within me.
Only at that depth is my work nourished.

Though primarily a monotype printmaker, I draw and paint as well. Each medium presents different challenges, both technically and conceptually. My monotype printmaking demands that a piece be fully realized within a single art-making session. Drawing and painting allow me to develop work over an extended period. Whatever the medium all my work is process driven. Each piece evolves as I react to the preceding mark. Nothing is predetermined. Though my imagery is generally non-objective, my long time practice of figure drawing and living in a rural setting sometimes leads to unintentional references of each in my work. Whether printmaking, drawing or painting, each studio session is an exploration of technique and imagery. For me the magic of art-making continues unabated.


Quail Drive, Bonny Doon CA