BIG art is the new TREND!
My man @lumbering_behemoth just pointed out this @apartmenttherapy article to me from a few months back about BIG ART being the "gallery wall" of 2017. Apparently BIG art is a TREND now? Well, all be darn! Would you look at that. That's what I DO! The article wraps things up at the end with a few links on how to buy big art for less than $100 and what STORES to purchase big art from. If you have been following along for a bit, you know that I encourage you to seek out the artist and purchase directly from them. Not only do you gain a stronger connection to the art, you are making a direct impact on that artist's life. Like, you know, helping them pay for their kiddos summer camp. (eh-hem, kids are expensive!) And as far as big art for $100....I can't help you there. When you purchase a big painting of mine, it is a true investment and will have an impact on your daily life. In Alain de Botton's book Art as Therapy, he makes many wonderful arguments about the need for art in our lives. I really love this little excerpt: "What we’re worried about forgetting … tends to be quite particular. It isn’t just anything about a person or scene that’s at stake; we want to remember what really matters, and the people we call good artists are, in part, the ones who appear to have made the right choices about what to communicate and what to leave out. … We might say that good artwork pins down the core of significance, while its bad counterpart, although undeniably reminding us of something, lets an essence slip away. It is an empty souvenir."