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About Juli K. Thorson

As a professor of philosophy, I live in a world of words and analytical argumentation. At times, it is hard to keep in mind the big questions that each of us must face in our lives. Nonetheless, the big questions are important and there is more to them than analytical argumentation. Indeed, emotional content is as important, but philosophers usually ignore the emotions when writing professionally. When I paint, this emotional content emerges. Images can make philosophical questions deeply and personally felt. My works carries an emotional language. You can move from one painting to the next, changing your emotional perspective. The result is that painting makes my professional life as a philosopher more interesting and my professional occupation allows me to infuse my paintings with meaning.