When we see art posted on the blogs from our community, by far the majority of times it is a cropped picture of a particular piece. We don't often get to see pictures of the art in the space where we actually live. Hanging art. Art on the walls. Art over the couch. Art leaning on the bookcase shelves.
Living with Art is about showing and seeing art in real life settings. Every Thursday I will be posting a series of images shared by creatives showing all of us just how art is displayed in their spaces. Each participant is opening the door and inviting us all into their surroundings. Please contact the artist if you would like any information about the pieces on display. If you want to share yours, simply email me an image, a few lines about your artistic aesthetic, and a link to your own online site. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
and here is week 4...
I don't 'collect' or 'own' art, I invite it to live with me. What I buy has to have a deep impact on my soul, otherwise there is not point to having it. My tastes are eclectic which takes me on a daily adventure.
I believe we don't find meaning in life, we make meaning. The art in my house makes meaning in some way - about life, experience, courage, love. It connects the past to the present, while I live in the present of the art.
Having my artwork on display in my home remains me of how powerful I am. It puts a smile on my face and fills my soul with self love.
The art I live with lifts and inspires me.
Painting I've done for my art show "Altar Ego." The shows content is all about Altars.
I'm lucky to have a fairly nice sized studio to create in attached to my home so the art I create is constantly moving from one place to the next before I let it go into the world. One of the last stops for it is on my desk in the kitchen so I can enjoy it for a little while before it goes to its forever home. I can also see other bits of my collection in my studio from where I sit to do my business type of art stuff.
(and see more of how Rita lives with art here)
Our loft has 10' ceilings so I'm fortunate to have a lot of hanging space to display my original art. Here I've leaned 'Blossoming' a large 40x40 canvas on top of my bookcase. The two antique statues and the grouping of antlers and driftwood help to fill the space and soften the hard angles.