STATEMENT: Pearl Schomburg

Mapura Studios artists talk about their work.

Pearl Schomburg, My name is Pearl, 2012

Pearl Schomburg, My name is Pearl, 2012

My art is inspired by my life.

I initially was drawn to art for therapy and it continues to be my motivation. The meanings of my pieces are often very personal and often not easily visible to others. It’s a great sense of healing when I complete a piece that comes from intense emotions.

My art gives me a sense of identity and achievement in a very narrow life of mostly pain and un wellness. It gives me a focus on things other than my complicated health condition and restricted life. I thank Mapura Studios for providing the support and facilities to explore my artistry and continue my therapy.