November 18, 2007 by Jo
Art is all in how you look at it.
This weekend we held one of our largest yearly fundraisers. It is an AMAZING event. We pick a home in one of our historic neighborhoods. We send invites to The List (this is very important). They RSVP. We move all of the art out of the home and move in over 300 pieces of work from over 100 artists. Then, we pARTy.
As we spent the week packing up, putting in, and hanging up, I realized that some of the art wasn’t necessarily art to me. Maybe it just didn’t get to me, maybe I thought it lacked technique, maybe I didn’t see a vision, maybe it wasn’t original enough…but some of the art just wasn’t art to me.
Art is relative. You look at a piece of work and it either gets you and you get it, or not. Maybe a large, bright, flowery piece didn’t grab my heartstrings, but the woman who bought it sure was pleased. I didn’t care for some of the more traditional work and yet out the door it went with a happy new owner.
Maybe I should approach more things in life with this outlook…
Yes, definitely, I should. My eyes should be trained to see what situations can be more relative. Make the connection.
Make the connection, Jo, make the connection.