“Always look on the ART side of life!”
This quotation symbolizes how many art students may feel: discouraged, intimidated, loss of passion and a loss of interest in art; but the key to overcoming this barrier is appreciating art and its value.
I often ponder the recipe to a successful artwork. The proportions of my fragile idea, the contours of my emergent composition and the absolute truth my artwork has to portray. Before me its representation transmutes and separates into the opinions of individuals. Through an uncoordinated parade, multiform mosaics can sometimes transgress towards the hand that reigns over them, allowing only restriction to the beholder – in other words, the artist rebels.
We as artists are scrawled out notes, rough sketches needing assistance and tonal value, someone to colour our knowledge, to enhance our imagination – our dreams to be prescribed. Inspiration for an artist comes from an inner chamber, a reservoir if you will, where all philosophies, notions and emotional endeavours of the artist are preserved.
Art is something worth cherishing, admiring, understanding and adoring. It has captivated, amused and inspired many in diverse aspects. Art is like origami: it is complicated, expressive, yet simple. It also takes on the form of others’ beliefs, criticism and style. Art to me is like an untold saga, a representation of many styles linked in creating the perfect masterpiece. An artwork carries a heavy load, because not only the paint is applied but also the soul and emotions of the artist are washed over the canvas. Artworks can be disguised by the many layers they exhibit, revealing hidden messages only some can decipher.
Art has the function of redecorating our lives with a beautiful harmonic melody of colour, elegant linear perspective, an immense amount of shape draped over a canvas and a textured perspective. Art has melodic tonal value caressing our soul, taunting our minds as we try to solve the mysteries behind the picture.
Finally it’s time to gather all the incongruent shapes into a universe of more manageable proportions as art unravels a future in the soft resonance of this light-catered feast.
VISUAL ARTS QUOTE
- The Dalai Lama said: “It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts”, he also said “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live” Too much of a good thing can truly be wonderful – design/art is the voice of the heart...magic is something you make!
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