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Dawnstarstudios

Dawnstarstudios

Irvine, CA

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Artist Statement: When asked why I create art, I am often taken aback by the question. It is not something I philosophize about, it is not something I do, it is something I am. It is the unchangeable nature that resides under my skin. My art flows from that un-knowable place within, and provides me a link between this material world and the invisible world beyond. The emotions I attempt to convey with my work are those secret, inexplicable, delicate emotions that are so difficult to articulate, such as reverent joy and spiritual melancholy.

I have been creating art since my consciousness first took hold, and have never ceased to do so. When in college I became acquainted with many of the classical techniques and materials needed to pursue and strengthen my passion, as well as the philosophy of striving to achieve balance in life by enhancing all forms of art, and constantly broadening the scope of imagination and mindís eye.

My inspirations find me wherever I am, and whatever I am doing. Most often my inspirations come from nature, the colour and contrast I find there, but I also look to the past for themes and ideas. Illuminated manuscripts, iconography, cultural history, scents, sounds...all combine to inspire me to new work. It is not unusual for me to have tumbling images that come to mind randomly; how they come or where they come from is a product of the unknown.

Thank you for spending a moment with me, and I hope you enjoy your visit to my world.

-Anya D. Starr
dawnstarstudios@gmail.com

 

Jerusalem Card by Dawnstarstudios

 

Her Love by Dawnstarstudios

 

Hope Love Peace by Dawnstarstudios

 

Deborah by Dawnstarstudios

 

Wild Menorah by Dawnstarstudios

 

Waters of Faith by Dawnstarstudios

 

Wings of Comfort by Dawnstarstudios

 

Hands of Chanukah by Dawnstarstudios

 

Chanukah Tallit by Dawnstarstudios

 

Chanukah Menorah by Dawnstarstudios

 

Chanukah Universe by Dawnstarstudios

 

Laughing Mensch by Dawnstarstudios

 

My Heart by Dawnstarstudios

 

Peace by Dawnstarstudios

 

Love by Dawnstarstudios

 

Hope by Dawnstarstudios

 

Transcendence by Dawnstarstudios

 

Sukkah by Dawnstarstudios

 

Arba Minim by Dawnstarstudios

 

Rabbi by Dawnstarstudios

 

Jerusalem by Dawnstarstudios

 

Cherries II by Dawnstarstudios

 

Tallit I by Dawnstarstudios

 

Prayer II by Dawnstarstudios

 

Stars Above Jerusalem by Dawnstarstudios

 

Aleph II by Dawnstarstudios

 

Ocean by Dawnstarstudios

 

Rabbi I by Dawnstarstudios

 

Succulents by Dawnstarstudios

 

Seaturtle I by Dawnstarstudios

 

Shofar II by Dawnstarstudios

 

Jerusalem Prayers by Dawnstarstudios

 

Koi2 by Dawnstarstudios

 

Israel Rabbi by Dawnstarstudios

 

Summer by Dawnstarstudios

 

Kettle by Dawnstarstudios

 

Window VIew by Dawnstarstudios

 

Cherries by Dawnstarstudios

 

Flower in His Buttonhole by Dawnstarstudios

 

Woman of Jerusalem by Dawnstarstudios

 

Sweetness by Dawnstarstudios

 

Countryside by Dawnstarstudios

 

Girl in Cap by Dawnstarstudios

 

Blue Dreams by Dawnstarstudios

 

Sun City by Dawnstarstudios

 

Orange and Agave by Dawnstarstudios

 

Autumn leaves by Dawnstarstudios

 

Two Oak Leaves by Dawnstarstudios