i don't know what happened since last week but i certain didn't make much progress on this drawing...and it's due at the end of next week...yikes!! and the next time i'll be able to get to it is next tuesday...double yikes! wish me luck!
last night my friend cynthia and i hit the downtown la artwalk. we only perused a dozen or so galleries along spring and main, as we spent a lot of time chatting away at dinner...but...the art we did see, technically was great but nothing that either of us connected to...at all! i did like marlene capell's interesting abstracts with their layers of thick paint and anthony friedkin's ocean photographs, but beyond that nothing moved me.
so, after we parted late that evening, my mind started racing about what connects me to a piece of artwork...is it the subject matter, style and execution, the color...or is it something deeper than that, that can't be explained?
art definitely has to emotionally impact me at a deep visceral level. draw me in and move me...to touch something inside me that i might not always understand at the time. i love the pieces that stick with me in my mind for a long time!
it's a fascinating subject to me from both ends of the spectrum...as a viewer and a creator.
what connects you to a piece of artwork?