You already know the story behind this piece, and you're probably tired of seeing it, so I'll just post the abbreviated version today, explaining my thoughts: It's a reflection on the passage of time. Corn is a natural resource, necessary for humanity's well-being and survival on the earth. This corn has missed the harvest, so we get to watch it age and take on new, richer colors and forms. Same goes for the architecture and craftsmanship of the brick house, as it bows to the passage of time. No longer of use, but still beautiful as it gets more weathered and worn.
I also put together a little coffee-table book about my house portraits, with pictures of several drawings, and an explanation of how I go about creating a custom house portrait from clients' photos. I thought I would display the book at the gallery, to show visitors who might be interested in having a house portrait.
You can browse the book, entitled "Homework" on Solentro.com. I haven't received my copy yet, so I'm hoping the print quality is good. The prices start at $30, which seems like a lot, to me, but what do I know?
Ready for something new to ponder? I read a news article recently, speculating about what the next big art movement might be. I found it very exciting, especially for those of us who love our pencils and pens! It was written by a gallery owner and art consultant, Michelle Gaugy, who seems to think that works of drawing and draftsmanship are the next big art movement! I'm all for that! But it's such a mystery the way certain styles come into vogue, I'm not sure anybody can really predict the next popular trends in art, music, films, or anything else. (And I'm not going to change the type of art that I like to create in an attempt to fit in with any so-called trends) What do you think? What WILL the next art movement will be?
I just hope people continue to appreciate the arts, in any style!