DENNIS BOURKE
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ARTIST STATEMENT

Even as a kid I’ve always been interested in what illustration is able to do—whether commercial or editorial, whether in a magazine or in a newspaper. Whenever I could, I would tear out and save pictures that I found particularly striking in the meaning they were able to convey, and I would often make a drawing.
Many of the pictures that I have saved have political undertones in one way or another; one might be sociological, another environmental, etc.
I’ve begun to look at my own drawn ideas as illustrations that can then be translated into sculpture, which is often supported with the same illustrative principles.