Tuesday, April 21, 2009
the nature of art
as an artist, there are some pieces i create which are so personal, so poignant, so evocative, i find it difficult to share them with the world when they are finished. as much as a part of me wants to share my favorite and most meaningful work, i end up keeping these works to myself...waiting for the time i feel enough distance from them, separated from them personally. i wait until i feel i can put "them" — and therefore, myself — out there for the world to see. this one took a year and a half...
for some, this may simply be an image of two anonymous people captured in a moment...nothing more, nothing less. and that is fine; it is what it is to the viewer.
but for me, this work, this image speaks of so much more.
for me, this image is a bank of a thousand thoughts...a catalyst for heart-breaking stories or song lyrics yet to be written.
for me, it whispers to a curious mind...i want to know more.
i want to imagine more.
i want to create more.
i want to be more.