A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Woman

by Toni Muricu    

In a pivotal novel, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce explores how the main character, Stephen, becomes an artist. This introspective glimpse into the growth and development of an artist is not meant as a blueprint but rather as an examination of the journey of one artist. Each artist arrives at and nourishes their influences on a personal journey. Ultimately the artist evolves to present a unique interpretation of the world around them. The journey as an artist is never complete. Influences change, styles undergo metamorphosis and the relationship to time and space are captured in an evolutionary process. Such is the case with Mara Sfara.

To read the complete article click the link below to Art & Museum Magazine Winter 2022 Issue.