Individual personalities with their subtle nuances are Eva Crawford’s focus as she paints or draws beautiful vessels of the human soul. Her art began at age three and hurdled its way through a BFA from UNC-Chapel Hill, taking a side trip designing furniture, then embracing an unexpected season teaching high school art where her greatest joy was coaching students to be confident and honest through their artmaking. However, the students and her own 5 children, which include a son from Uganda, taught Eva to reevaluate her own beliefs and values which transformed her art to be about humans and their stories. Her portraits are grounded in relationships with those we love, with those we feel compassion, and with those whom we do not yet understand. Eva’s desire is to give visual voice to fellow humans using portraiture to foster ultimate healing in a society and world where we do not take the time to see, listen and hear one another.Her work stretches beyond the human form to the spiritual, sometimes manifesting itself in unexpected depictions of birds, chairs or collage illustrated poetry. Kintsugi ushers in even more ways to express her desire to see closely the overlooked or discarded. The mending process is life-giving and is easily taught. No matter what her hands make using brushes, scissors, or glue, at the heart of it all is story. Listen with your eyes.
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Eva Crawford Art