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Biography: Boz Schurr was born in Oregon and moved to Hawaii to pursue her Masters of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting in 2008. Unable to leave beautiful Oahu, Boz is currently a graphic design and fine art teacher at Island Pacific Academy and a fine art instructor at the Kroc Center in Kapolei. She enjoys travel, painting murals around the island and volunteering her time to promote the arts in her community. 

Retailers: Mori by Art +Flea

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Artist Statement: There is a strange disconnect between mental illness and normalcy – as if there is a stark dividing line between the two: Black and white, us and them, completely separate. I believe this arbitrary classification, ill, healthy, recovering... is very similar to how we catalog our colors: blue, red, green... The visible color spectrum reflects the human experience. An experience where colors cannot be contained as single, definable points. The spectrum is one band of ever shifting, transitioning hues, as are we – our lives and our experiences are continuous and overlapping, yet discreet.

We all exist in a world with other people. We interact daily with a wide range of personalities. It is not possible to limit your experience to “normal.” We are but one piece in the cosmos. No one exists in a vacuum. So instead of pushing past others whose mental or physical health might not reflect exactly our own, we must embrace.

We are made of many parts: our personalities, our bodies, and our world.

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