Here is the story of my painting “Fenced” and how it managed to travel from Montreal, Canada halfway around the world to Australia with an adventure and a few zigzags along the way… As you may know by now I am Chair of the Arts Committee and member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams for the past 10 years. Every year in conjunction with the annual dream conference we curate and install a Dream Art Exhibition. Three of my pieces were juried into and I took them with me to Anaheim, California. I was very careful to select smaller works for the show and even happier when two of my pieces sold to fellow Dreamers. Being an international conference we have members from around the world and David who bought my piece is from Australia. But this is just the beginning of this paintings voyage...
I want to INSPIRE you to re-remember your dreams… To embrace and enjoy the growth and self-actualization that come with embracing this human activity that we all do from birth to death every night of our lives. It Is Not all about nightmares, but you all know that. Those are just the easiest to remember when we are not paying any attention. If you are fortunate enough to live into your 80ies you have dreamt for an equivalent of 20 years. That’s a lot of time to just ignore in our lives. I have chosen as an artist to be inspired by the Dreaming Process.
Since the starting point of my work is photography, photos of my everyday life and the wonderful adventures of travel, I feel that part of my Art Tripping journey with you all is to share the wonderful Art that we also see along our journeys. Seeking out the Art Galleries, Art Museums, and Art events wherever we go is an essential part of our travel time. To see the art from the place we are visiting, as well as the great museums that share their collections on a grand scale for the world to see.
As the eldest of three girls I was the lucky one when we moved into our first house to get my own bedroom till another bedroom was built. I quickly turned my cupboard into my first studio with my desk and art supplies neatly laid out. I drew everything a young girl would. Then I started to go to museums with my parents and saw some of the great works of art that had nudes in them. I decided when I came home that my first nude model would be a centerfold from my father’s basement hidden Playboy magazines. In those days the models were still wearing a bottom so all we got to see was the breasts but that was good enough for me. I had found my first nude model to be able to draw the human figure from.
Many years later as we all got older my dad came to us all and said that we all spent time with mom shopping but that now we were older he didn’t see us as much so he decided to make Thursday night date night for all his girls, mom included. So each week on Thursday one of us would get dinner and an event with our dad. I would have been about 14 at the time. He asked us all what we wanted to do and he and I decided to go to the Contemporary Art Museum that was located down near the old port of Montreal at the time, right across the river from the expo 67 Habitat building.
We saw many of the great artist of the time from Judy Chicago, Abakanowicz (http://www.abakanowicz.art.pl/), and Louise Nevelson…
I have received many Valentines cards and lots of beautiful flowers, however in the last few years we have started to give each other small paintings professing our continued and ever evolving love for each other.
Pareidolia (/pærᵻˈdoʊliə/parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.
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