Vision of Grace

ROY R. BEHRENS
Vision of Grace, digital montage, 7.5" x 5", 2004

Roy R. Behrens is currently a professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches graphic design, illustration and design history.

About his work, Roy writes, "I've taught at various art schools and universities for more than 33 years. I find few things more satisfying than to be a strong, contributive force in the careers of gifted young people. As a person who delights in teaching (although it is always a challenge), I purposely make no distinction between my classroom teaching and my "studio work" (which, in my case, is an amalgamation of research, writing, exhibiting and designing). I learn from students every day, and then use what I gain from them to inform and strengthen whatever I do. Specific techniques and styles of art are faddish, and of little or no importance to me, while the form of a work is enduring. To quote an old blues song: "It ain't what you do, it's how what you do it." Whatever I work with (students, words, letterforms, books, or image forms), I am determined to make it the finest I can at the moment."

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