Monday, April 7, 2008
My aim in Playing Favorites was simple: to showcase favorite pieces of artwork as selected by the artists themselves from their own body of work and to have them include reasons for their selections in their own words. I had hoped to create a virtual museum, room by room, to exhibit a sampling of the talent of our community. I want to thank the artists who contributed pieces of themselves through their art and their stories. Thanks to everyone who visited my blog during this round of The Pulse. And extra special thanks to those who shared their thoughts via comments and emails.
I am constantly amazed at the level of talent, creativity, and generosity of the art and blogging community. 52 artists shared 138 favorites that spanned all mediums. As varied as their work is, they all clearly share a passion and commitment that was evident in both image and word. I feel that each artist opened a window to themselves through their selection and accompanying text. The intimate stories shared by many artists were captivating and the descriptions behind the creation of the pieces were fascinating. I feel as though I just had a private tour with each of them.
Once more, thank you all for playing. I hope to see you at The Altered Page again and again. Links to each post from both Playing Favorites and the recent Artist Survey will remain on the sidebar. And stay tuned for the next episode of The Pulse -- coming soon!