Combustus Magazine Interview with Deanna Piowatty

Stephen Bauman: In painting we rely on personal truths. Think of someone who is a very positive person, an optimist. Their life and their actions are a reflection of this positivity. My paintings and drawings are the same, they reflect the way I feel about life. Being alive is a rich experience. There is a musician named Jonathan Richman who this reminds me of. He is an undiluted fountainhead of human experience. In songs like Affection, Hospital, and Girlfriend, he is pouring out his feelings of desire and need for warmth, totally unaffected. There is such intense bravery in that action that people connect and see themselves in his lyrics....

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