Inspired by New Zealand’s scenery, facial silhouettes are used to create a personalized landscape. The viewer initially sees an abstract landscape, with mountains fading away from the foreground. Wait a few seconds and ask them to tilt their heads and then they will see something quite different…
“I would love to be an artist, but I don’t have what it takes,” is how I felt when I was in high school. This story is how I overcame that limiting belief. It wasn’t as hard as you may think.
What’s an artist to do during the Pandemic? Keep painting. Get lost in the process. Hope for tomorrow. Wake up and repeat.
As an artist, the only way to express myself is via my art. And that’s what I did. Below is the picture of the artwork I created today. It took me hours to calm myself, as I reflected all my emotions on the canvas. “BlackLivesMatter” and “EveryLifeMatters”
I wouldn’t believe an artist who claims they’ve never experienced a dry spell, never wondered whether they’d sapped their creativity dry or never avoided the studio for fear of facing failure. Trust me, I’ve been there but I’ve learned some tricks along the way to overcome these perils.
Domestic Routines, Modest Lives, Being simple
I’m looking through the window of my lifeless memory,
Watching what I would have been had I chosen to be free,
I am one of these,
One of those who fights to flee,
When you are out at an art show this year use your new 2020 perfect sight to your advantage. Notice that emerging up-and-coming art and artists aren’t always where you may expect them to be. Nor may they look like they someone you expected them to look like. Open your eyes and open your mind.
The astrolabe also known as the “star-taker” is an ancient tool that was used to determine the position of the sun and the stars. The earliest forms of the astrolabe were originally invented during the Hellenistic era1 in 150 BC in Greece and was eventually integrated into the Islamic world and gained credibility as an instrument of great importance.