All of my drawings speak to the issues that touch me personally. They are portraits, environments and memories, and in this submitted series, they center around the ‘home’. In some, I take the place of the audience, watching personal and familial issues unravel both humorously and tragically. In others, I address the current politic of ‘war and peace’, and the destruction of the home as an ironic consequence of conflict. In each visual narrative, I hope to open a dialogue with the viewer that will give rise to the opportunity for introspection, reflection and sometimes even amusement.
My drawing medium comes in many forms: pencil, brush, oilstick and paint on various archival papers. I integrate bold lines with delicate and intimate lines, interspersing textual references to the visual story. From a distance texts form their own shape and line, but upon closer examination, these fragments of words suggest a more complex narrative. Both personal and universal, the story matters.
Artist Bio / CV
Nationally known artist Dana Boussard has commissioned artwork permanently installed in private, corporate and public buildings around the country.
Examples of her work can be seen in the Denver National Bank, the Anchorage International Airport, The AARP Hdqtrs in Washington D. C. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis among others.
Her private studio pieces have been included in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions and collections. She is a former recipient of a Western States Arts Federation Fellowship, a Montana Governors Award for the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has had her work featured in many publications. As a vocal supporter of the arts, she produced a 20-minute educational film on artists and the environment and speaks to the issue around the country. Besides her drawings, Boussard works in painting, textile and glass installations. She makes her home and studio on 60 acres in Western Montana and Mexico.