A Note from the Artist
A while back, my husband and I had the opportunity to slow down and meander through a local “artist” community. The alluring scent of coffee dogged our steps as we visited one quaint shop after another. The windows were carefully arranged displaying the products and wares the local artisans had so dillegently produced. We enjoyed the morning, and lunch at a lovely cafe, but as the afternoon wore on – we began to notice a pattern. The longer we were there, the less appealing the artwork became. Many of the galleries had work from more than one artist; but we came to the conclusion that most of the artists had gotten their inspiration from the same place – and it was an empty place.
We discussed the feeling this work gave us, and came the conclusion that with only a few exceptions, we wouldn’t want these images in our home. The images often glorified the human body, sexuality or even pain and death. These non-inspirational images aren’t what I want influencing my life – and somehow, I doubted it was what the average person would wish to focus on. It is said that the art a society produces indicates the direction the society will take in the future. After spending a little time browsing around those galleries – I certainly hope not!
Much of the artwork Tim and I looked at was produced with a very high degree of skill. The artist represented in that location are indeed a very talented group of individuals. I only hope they find something to portray that is worthy of praise and adoration!
After viewing these works – I choose to present an alternative. Artwork from a different viewpoint. Yes, some of my work may make you think – but it is my intent to make you think about something worthy of your praise.