ART AND LOVE
A simple art tip from an artist: when acquiring art, make sure to select a piece that you truly love.
Avoid purchasing art that is solely meant to complement a space in your home. Art is meant to create emotion: either to make us think, offer peace, challenge us, or even create disturbing or lonely thoughts. If you acquire art that gives you the emotion you are looking for, then art will serve its purpose and will be fulfilling and enriching.
Art should also have the capacity to stand on its own. In other words, art can hang on a wall with nothing around it and be complete, just as it does in a gallery or museum setting...no sofa or table required. If you purchase art because it looks attractive next to piece of furniture, then the impact of the artwork will be lessened or will likely be temporary. If you move or buy new furniture, then you could be left with art that you don't really like.
So acquire art that you love. Then you can decide how it will fit into your home. Have an art conversation first, then a design conversation next.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
FLOWERS, LOVE AND BEAUTY
How did the beauty of flowers become connected with our notions of love, beauty and romance? We live among a profusion of flowers, millions of varieties in shapes and colors and scents that transform us, arouse our senses, prick our emotions. They have been worshipped, used in magic elixirs, and pressed in books of poetry. But of course, they are fleeting in their fragility; they express themselves fully, sacrificially, exult in their purpose as they stun with their beauty and then go away.
I am presenting a special collection of expressive floral representations that will
live forever, capturing that deeper mystery of beauty that flowers have to teach us.
To view these images, visit www.AlexRemington, then click on Gallery.