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Discovering new things in your own area is often put off because it’s so convenient, it can be done at any time. I recently latched on to the idea of being a tourist in your own town. I’m fortunate to have been able to visit museums around the world but I haven’t been to museums within driving distance of my home! The same is true for going to new coffee shops. I love a cozy café and supporting local businesses but I often default to a Starbucks due to time or convenience.
There’s never a good time. There’s never enough time. That will always be true. I decided to prioritize time. I decided, as often as I can, to visit a new museum or gallery and pair it with a new (to me) coffee shop. Or at the very least a pairing I hadn’t been to in a while. I love photographing in cafes almost as much as visiting them so win-win! I hope this blog segment encourages you to travel around, be inspired by art, and take the time to cultivate those things you enjoy!
There are many long-term studies in my portfolio and also many short-term series that will exist in a series of two, three, or four. Backed by psychology, three is universally accepted as a comfortable and satisfying amount. We process things easily in sections of three. It is an amount small enough to distinguish a pattern yet not so big a chunk to leave us overwhelmed with too much information to process.
Gallery Three places a spotlight on three works from my portfolio and offers a deep dive into the process, background, or theme that informed the creation of the group.
for this section of the blog!
As an artist creates, makes, and produces year after year, eventually themes and repetition of ideas will start to emerge. Sometimes it’s overt and sometimes it’s more subtle.
Doing an audit of your work is a great chance to see what subjects and ideas you naturally gravitate toward as you grow in your art and move through stages of life.