“…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
And that has made all the difference.”
I took the one less traveled by
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
I’ve been reading I’d Rather Be In The Studio by Alyson B. Stanfield of Art Biz Success, these past few weeks and one of the things she asks the reader to do are to make our artist’s statement clear. What I discovered through the exercises are that I do have I style I just hadn’t realized that it was within me all along.
I’ve shared a bit of this discovery with you on my about page. But, I’d like to ask you to come on this journey with me, so you might want to read my about page. You’re asking yourself now, how does the idea of ethereal connections help you understand what my artwork is trying to tell you? Let me answer that question for you with an example.
If you take a look at one of my latest paintings, Orange Sunflowers, it is just a drawing with flowers, right? Yes, it is. But it’s so much more. Beyond the sunflower, at full bloom, things had to happen for it to fully realize itself. One of those things that pollination. Do we always see this process? No. We just know it has to happen, otherwise, no flower.
Going beyond the notion of a bee taking a break and hitting up a sunflower for some libations, the plant still needs water, sun, sometimes fertilizer (organic preferably), and even a little bit of love from a farmer. See all the connections. Just one thing isn’t going to make this plant into a blooming flower we can enjoy. It has to take a journey of its own before it sways in the breeze dancing to a song only it can hear, full of life, ready to share its beauty.
What I hope to do is take you on a similar journey with me as my business grows, as my art manifests into new things. I want you to see what kind of ethereal connections appear or is what you’re not seeing a secret that only you can see.
I hope you’ll join me.