ARTIST’S STATEMENT (2003)
  My work probes the mystery and wonder of what it means to be human by exploring that
which makes us most human; our capacity to love and feel compassion and our will and desire
to create meaning and purpose for our life. I want to give visual expression to the human
capacity to "soar beyond" limits, where immediate circumstances of life such as gender, race,
or social status do not define who you are.
  Hope, which I examine from a
spiritual and philosophical perspective,
is the paramount theme in my artwork.
My current work focuses on the
relational aspect of hope and the belief
that we have purpose much greater
than our own individuality where
"humanness", self and purpose is
celebrated as boundless and to be
human means loving lavishly and
joyously in the relational web of all life.
  My work is installed in public spaces in the
Midwestern United States and in several private
collections. My work "Muses of Freedom" is
published in the Syracuse Cultural Workers" year
2000 Women Artists Date book and "Existential
Hope" will be published in the year 2004 Women
Artist's Date book. I have had several solo
exhibits as well as exhibiting in regional and
national juried art exhibits including most recently.
Expressions in Diversity, a juried show in
Shoreview, MN where "Web of Life" won the
First Place Deluxe Foundation Award, and the
91st Annual Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts
Exhibition, 2002, where "Existential Hope"
received an Honorable Mention Award. In Arts in
Harmony 2000", a national juried art exhibit. Elk
River, MN, "Hope From Community #15"
received a Merit Award, and in 2003, "Existential
Hope Series #2" also won a Merit Award
Currently my work can be viewed on an ongoing
basis at Agora Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.
VERSEA BOURDAGHS
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Unfettered (1999)
Watercolor, 12" by 16"
Private collection
Community (1998)
Watercolor, 31" by 24"
Private collection
Versea Bourdaghs
The Art of Hope