MY ART STORY by

Ernesto Rodriguez

New York
New York

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Man standing in front of a white sculpture of a woman clasping her hands to her breast

A study in facial expression. Photo courtesy of Ernesto Rodriguez 

Art was a fascination which I saw in people at a very young age. As an asthmatic at age three, I observed and listened to people constantly, and learned to discover and develop an interest in faces and the feelings of others. This was my art. Faces were and still are the doors and windows to feelings, friendships, and possibly to love. This path is linked to anatomy, landscape, still-life, seascapes, cityscapes and to life itself.

How has art made a difference in my family and in my neighborhood?

Art has made my family and neighborhood more sensitive to one another.