|Artist Julie Goldstein adds a hand drawn message at her gallery show. Photo courtesy of SWMwithme.
|A look at Julie Goldstein's work displayed at CSU San Marcos.
I always appreciate when I receive feedback, especially when viewers challenge my concepts and vision. It inspires me and helps me to reflect on my concepts.
When you see all your work together, how have you seen yourself evolve as an artist and person?
It is interesting, the stories have changed and developed over the years, but the core content and inspiration is the same. I have always felt very strongly about coupling my passions for the sea with stories that have evolved over time about women, relationships and my personal experiences. I try to keep my work semi-autobiographic and personal. My ideas keep evolving as my own life shifts and changes over time.
How does each piece represent a turning point?
Each piece is a considered a chapter in a book. They represent different parts of my life. Women who I know personally and women who are pioneers that relate to me on different levels. The sea, surfing and my connections to nature are always a strong part of the work.
|Two of Julie Goldstein's prints. Photos courtesy of the artist.
Why is it important to continually grow, evolve, and through all that, what about yourself is always the same?
It is important to pay attention to life and how we evolve over time. I feel that as my personal life evolves so does my work. They are closely related. However, my core content, values and beliefs stay the same. How I portray this story will always evolve as the meaning and who I am stays the same.
I wish that I were given more guidance at a young age on how to connect to the art world, galleries and museums. I think that most challenging part of being an artist is finding consistent work and galleries to exhibit in. Having a cohesive body of work is very important. My advice to young artists is keep working, producing art and do not fear showing your work and receiving feedback. Believe in your goals and passions and you will persevere.