2014. Holy Moley. That sounds like such a long time ago.
And I am still finding amazing, unique, wonderful, different artists and their work.
The world is an amazing place. I may not always agree with its politics or ignorance or boldness but there is always room for Art.
I sometimes wish I could just show everyone what the art world is about. But there is so much of it that I don’t understand. Don’t know the history nor the mechanics or the explanation for so many creative things.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not beautiful. Or unique.
As I always say, beauty in art is relative. The Holocaust was not beautiful. Documenting your dementia is not beautiful. Sketching and painting monsters, both inside and outside of your brain, is not necessarily beautiful.
But they are all necessary if you want to understand more of human nature.
Now, I’m not always sure I want to “understand” more of human nature. The positive side is like heaven; light, sunny, colorful. Positive vibes. Acceptance. Understanding. A comfortable psyche and aura.
As for the dark side of human nature, it can keep its distance. It can stay far away — along with thoughts of denial, erasure, and destruction.
Yet we cannot ignore what exists. And many artists have been able to take that pain and confusion and turn it into something that can be brought into this dimension, at least for understanding and explanation.
That’s why art, in all its forms, is magical.
Looking back through all my Galleries, it’s amazing what I have found. From royal crowns to harps to giant flowers to ancient landscapes to carved food to demons and fairies, there is something for everyone.
As Maximus asks in the movie Gladiator — “Are Your Not Entertained?”