You’re probably wondering why I’ve entitled this post the Paris Art Fair. There is, actually, a reasonable explanation.
A couple of days ago, I saw an Instagram post of a work that is part of the aforementioned Art Fair.
Except for the color scheme, it was incredibly similar to my piece called “SUMMER”. I don’t know if the work I saw was a painting, illustration or a altered photograph,
but the compositional similarity was striking.
I absolutely never saw this work or anything like it before I did “SUMMER”. But when I saw it in the Parisian context, I admit to wondering ‘Why not me?’
Anyway, I’m not going to be traveling to Paris anytime soon, but I would like to tell you a bit about my piece.
It’s actually part of a four- work group I call “The Seasons”. All four are abstract concepts, in which I used my original photographs, and altered them to represent each season.
I must say, it was quite a job to bring downward, and with different widths, all of the varied colors from my original photo, and still keep more or less straight lines!
But I was very pleased with the final outcome. And I felt even more pleased and validated when I saw that piece on Instagram 🙂
My idea for “SUMMER” was to convey in abstract form, the look of the ocean reaching the shoreline – but in this case, from above.
I hope you like it – even if it’s not in Paris!
If you’d like to give me any feedback on this, you can reach me on Facebook.
And if you’d like to see the other three seasons, check out my Altered Reality Gallery. You’re already on the site.
Thanks. Will see you Thursday.