LEX GJURASIC IS A SELF-REALIZED ARTIST ORIGINALLY FROM THE RAIN-SOAKED PACIFIC NORTHWEST, NOW LIVING AND WORKING IN TUCSON, AZ. SHE HAS EXHIBITED HER WORK NATIONALLY FOR OVER 20 YEARS, MOST NOTABLY IN 2009 AT THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM IN LOS ANGELES, CA, AS A FEATURED ARTIST IN THE EXHIBITION KOKESHI: FOLK ART TO ART TOY. GJURASIC ALSO WRITES ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF BEING AN ARTIST ON HER BLOG.
"There’s this reoccurring dream that I have where I am actively seeking, and collecting. I dream this constantly, and as dreams sometimes go, this sequence becomes part of my waking life whenever I experience our southwest desert - a deja vu’ of sorts. I move through my relived vision, searching for fragments - pieces of a desert life lived, and when I find them, I bring them back to my studio. I allow my memories to mingle with my imagination until they morph into one and create something new - new art...new life. And because my imagination has given birth to new life, it allows the viewer of my work a different perspective of the external natural world, granting them access to the unseen internal realm we all carry inside of us."