Gerburg Garmann, a native of Germany, is a professor of German and French at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly publications appear in English, German and French in international journals. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies around the world.
As an expat residing in the United States, painting is yet another foreign language for her. It allows for an added layer of aesthetic expression by bringing different artistic and intellectual traditions together. It is a new language, which can be shared by many, verbally and non-verbally. Because paintings (just as other forms of art) provide symbolic as well as real meeting grounds of the spiritual and our day-to-day experiences, they solicit our reaction no matter whether our engagement with the actual piece of art ends up in affection or dislike, in affirmation or disapproval. In the end, all artwork manifests a story. She wants to tell that story by opening up pictorial spaces for various forms of personal interpretation and enjoyment.
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