Original art has a Power
This moment is put in front of you and you are made to register.
As a viewer, and consumer of this imagery, you look at it. You think "what is this image and how does it relate to you". On a broader scale what does this art say about the trends in our culture. If it's a piece about nature, the use of color, the brushwork, the technique capture the light and image. If it's a figure, there is sense of person, the story and the identity.
This is where my work exists. It sits in the realm of creating a story about the people in our life and world. They may have come from the past, but their influence is still existent in the present. Whether it is an image from an old family photo, or an image from an iconic figure that is well known, then the story evolves to relate to who we are today. The beauty and elegance of Audrey Hepburn inspires us. The iconic power of Marilyn Monroe is transformed into our own perception of female empowerment.
Slow down and stop. Be Mindful of what you look at.
The highlighting of this creative moment makes you stop and register. That is what I am trying to make you do. To slow down and absorb.
In our daily life of the saturation of images we just dismiss. We don't stop. We just consume. We scroll past and not think about the time, the idea and what the image says about you at this time.