There are times when I am at an art fair, or at an opening at a gallery that I wonder about the purpose of all of this work and presentation. The business of art can be draining, and the disconnection between the creating of the piece and the final presentation of it can be a far distance. And then there are moments that there is a realization that my purpose, as an artist, is to make the world a "better place".
Often people ask themselves "what is the reason to buy art for their home?". This is a normal question as Art is not a "need". It is a "Want". It isn't food, shelter, or clothing. However, it is part of self care. It is part of making certain we retain our identity and reminds ourselves of who we are.
Where are you going to buy artwork for your home? You can go to a furniture chain, like Ikea, and get a mass marketed print. Or you can go to a Gallery connect with a dealer/art consultant that knows the artists and has done some research in finding reputable, quality made items.
Or you can go to an art fair and wander around to find a piece of art that resonates with you. The best of these events have art that is only original and is made by the artist who is present at the show. This week I will be participating in one of the oldest "original only" art fairs in the US- the Rittenhouse Square Art Show in downtown Philadelphia. This event surrounds a beautiful park like setting and has over 150 artists from across North America that present well made, creative art. Each artist can speak to their process, their purpose and give you a sense of their personality. Elements which can help you decide if you would like to live with the piece of art that is in their booth. Once you have found this artist, then its time to make the leap an purchase. However, if the choice of work is not affordable then perhaps an online version is offered. Similar to the memoryartgirl. com which I have developed over the past few months.
When buying a piece of art many potential collectors doubt their ability to choose. It brings to mind what makes a work of art valuable for your choice? How do you decide on a piece of art? Do you go by colour? By size? In my world, these criteria should not be the primary concerns. Rather it should be about the story. What does this Art say to you and how does it reflect something in your life that enhances your world?
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Fine art giclee prints digitally capture the original work. They are printed on heavyweight canvas using archival inks, and museum gallery wrapped on 1.5" stretcher bars. Fine art prints are a textured 100% acid free, heavyweight, white watercolor paper. Ready for matting and framing of the client's own choice. Art prints are shipped direct to the client from the Print Company in Austin Texas