Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 17 - An Art Piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)

I'm not sure what this challenge title is looking for....I guess it's trying to get me to talk about a favourite or something. I guess that's the whole point of this. A few prompts to get me writing, give me a subject and let me prattle on to an audience that may or may not exist. I'm of course not really putting myself out there, so I can't complain that I've not got much of an audience. Not to mention my entries are nothing if not sporadic. It will come. I'll get more proficient at this and find my niche. Ok, so back to art.

I like art. I like to make art, look at art, encourage art and even occasionally review art. Art is so subjective, what it makes one person feel, another cannot. Even what one person sees, another may not. The prevalence of colour blindness always makes me wonder if art can be truly appreciated by all, so many nuances just not seen. Even with out colour blindness effecting the visuals, there are so many different styles of art, that one may see, or infer, something from a piece that another may not "see". Maybe we see something the artist never intended, should we see it, is it wrong, or maybe we are sensing something within ourselves and it makes the artist that much happier that it was "seen". I don't know. Perhaps I'm reading too far into today's subject. Maybe this is why I've procrastinated this entry for so long. If I put something here, what will people see in me, in my choice? I guess this is where I have difficulties with blogging in general. My one moment in time, one post, one snapshot into my thoughts and ramblings may cause someone to form an opinion of myself that is not entirely accurate. It may be a good thing, I've seen social media skyrocket bloggers based on a moment of "brilliance" but I've seen the opposite happen all too often as well. A few moments with the key board and they are now targets for strangers to stalk, and bash. I'm suddenly reminded of  the scene from Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade when he finally enters the chamber where the Knight of Templar is guarding the last cup. When the Knight says "You must choose. Choose wisely.." Always choose your words carefully.

But Steggie, it's just an opinion on a piece of art on a blog that no one is reading...(sorry, I mean not to offend anyone who is reading, you are not a nobody, you are definitely a somebody, and don't ever let anyone tell you any less, otherwise I will come and kick their ass). Damn I get derailed a lot don't I. Well, if you've read this far, then I congratulate you. I now present to you, one of (see not the only, just one, as I am a whole person with many likes and dislikes, many facets to my personality) the pieces of art that inspires me to one day become a better artist.

Fused Glass Leaf Bowl     Kay Sekimachi
Fused Glass bowl by Kay Sekimachi

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