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Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Crafts - What is Art really?
The accepted definition is "the use of the imagination to make things of aesthetic significance."
The great thing about this definition is that the words "aesthetic" and "significant" are open to interpretation by the individual, and "things" can mean almost anything.
The flaw in this definition is that "thing" tends to mean a material object of some kind. "Thing" should include gardening, culinary and textile arts. It should mean Performing Arts - Dance, Theater, and Music are Arts, as are any variation of these forms. It should also include the "arts" of medicine, teaching, business and other creative pursuits.
There are many types of art. Some of them we refer to it as Art with a capital A.
Art is a statement in itself, an expression of something the creator was feeling (consciously or unconsciously) at the time, but also has meaning to the viewer. It may have been created for another purpose, but in the process, something that hits some sort of "universal chord" and it becomes something more. Truly timeless works are those that have the power to transcend the moment, to "speak" to many people, in different times and different circumstances.
I have tried my hand at just about every media... drawing, painting, sculpture, many crafts, dance, acting, music... some more successfully than others. Media is a tool for expression - the ART is in making it speak.
Painting - Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor
Back in the "old days" we actually used paint and brushes on paper or stretched canvas... The fluid forms of Asian ink work, French Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture and Georgia O'Keeffe have had profound impact on my work.
Amaryllis - 18x24" acrylic on canvas.
Michael - 30x40" a full sheet of Arches cold press, is the largest traditional water color in my portfolio.
Amador Boardwalk - 4x5" watercolor, part of a series and one of my smallest.
Nude - 18x24" on coated paper. One of many Life drawings done with the Pentel brush marker.
Onions - 5x7" watercolor
El Toro on Pinecrest Lake - 11x14" watercolor
Warren in costume, two works:
Digital drawing - Photoshop, with a Wacom tablet.
Cow Coat - 22x30" watercolor portrait from life and photos.
Every New Year's Morning - 11x14" watercolor
Sculpture is not a media but a technique.
A favorite retired dancing shoe brought back to life in galvanized wire.
Warren in chainmail - 22x22" black cotton embroidery floss on tan linen... literally drawing with thread from photos, sketches and life... over 200 hours worth.
Sunday Morning, a study in negative space - fabric and found objects
Baloon Payment - Roma clay, toothpicks and twist ties.
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