I have spent many hours, but never enough time, looking for art in our world. My favorite book to express art is called SEEN ART by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Each time I read it to myself my mind goes on its own path of remembering and finding art in my life.
Why is this art? In my own terms because the castle shares a deeper meaning of man and humanity. It tells the story of light and dark through its structure, its origins, in contrast with the beauty of the landscape surrounding it. The statue of William Wallace represents man's struggle against man.
Seattle's Space Needle can be seen from so many perspectives. I thought this one was most unique.
We don't have to travel far to see art. Simply taking a moment to enjoy the leaves changing colors and falling from the sky is moment enough to feel art.
|Jack Chapman, artist, on display at The Resonator|
|Will Rogers portrait painted by Mike Wimmer, shown in the Will Rogers Museum. |
"A man only learns by two things," Will Rogers said, "One is reading, and the other is association with smarter people." I see the painting as rendering the personality of Will Rogers and the space he filled on our Oklahoma prairie. I often think of Rogers' ability to entertain and communicate with everyman as the real art behind this picture. After all Will Rogers was highly talented, click here to view his skills with the rope: Will Rogers--The Ropin's Fool.
My sister-in-law, Vreni, has shown me over the years how to find art in very day life. Her art walks during COVID captured my imagination and taught me to look deeper into even the smallest of objects.
|Sometimes art is right before your eyes|
There may be a fool born every minute but I'm not one of them. The other day I actually found Art, not where he usually is, but under a tree.
Art, what are you doing under that tree instead of playing down the fairway, where I usually see you?
Perhaps, Bucchianeri was correct when he said, "Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own interpretation."