Art is a necessity.

Art is problem solving.

Abstract ideas become visual information.  The conversation begins.  If the work is good enough, it pulls you away from your usual train of thought…maybe back to something familiar and forgotten, or maybe to a completely foreign place.

That break in your uniform thought – that’s the place where your NEW ideas are hiding.  Yes, YOURS.  The artist’s job is constant idea presentation.  What good is a presentation if you walk away with nothing but old thoughts.  The 3, 5, or 25 feet between you and the painting, that’s your work space.  Unlike the rest of the world, a painting does not move, does not change.

Continual contemplation leads to new thoughts and new innovations.

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The artwork is not the end product.  It is the catalyst in a larger process.  The new ideas of you, the viewer, are the successful end of art.


5 Responses to Art is a necessity.

  1. Jonathon Nix says:

    Hey Kerri, nice to meet you last night. Looking forward to your energetic thinking informing the BFAC group. And I love your work.

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  4. mlangelier says:

    hi Kerri,

    my name is Megan Langelier, and I had art hanging in Tisan Cafe in Cambridge. They closed a few months ago, and I just collected all the art from local artists that was accessible (I believe there was more in the basement, but i could not get in as the door would not open). I have one of your paintings and would love to get it back to you! I work at Muckykids Art Studio in Cambridge, which is where I have the painting (two figures with yellow flowers). Feel free to contact me thru WordPress or at the studio (6173540540 is the studio’s number)


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