Creative Expression by Seeing
Across time and space, creation is the constant, always present if you chose to acknowledge it.
When I met the famous artist Ernie Barnes, he asked me if I enjoyed drawing in coloring books. After responding to his question, I watched his face light up with enthusiasm during my response. He praised my sense of creative abandon–I had a knack for erasing the lines other had drawn to create my own, even at 8 years of age.
Art is meant to be a head on encounter, one that is captured, held, smelled, and even framed. As we move through our remarkable days and those that are mundane, it is ever present and waiting to be called into form. Art is always waiting to be realized.
It can be the way one looks at the moon, smiling at a child’s laughs, or hearing a certain tune, and suddenly the vision is unveiled. Visual art doesn’t only teach one how to create, but it teaches one how to view. Its property brings memories to the forefront and therapeutically quiets our spaces. Somehow, art is able to do this all while challenging our thoughts, making them loud and active.
The invitation for individual perception is what lends visual art to be accessible by all ages, cultures, and walks of life. Across time and space, creation is the constant, always present if you chose to acknowledge it.
Visual Art Work Samples