Francis Zaander was born on a hog farm in Montana, and then moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 13 where he worked at a sawmill. Eventually he came to Iowa City and became a student of art
Of his work, Zaander writes,"'And I'm telling people they can be part of and in a sense, are citizens of the omniverse, That's true.' -Sun Ra<br /><br />Everything that has and will happen is completely predetermined. There is nothing that I can do that will change the course of how things will happen in the future, this being said it doesn't behoove me to lay in bed all day because I have no control over my life, this is not a functional way to understand the fatalistic nature of the universe and should not lead to passivity. Similarly I ultimately paint purely for my own personal exploration but creating art is not an activity that it is not functional outside of making objects designed an audience."
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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