Sunday, September 25, 2011

Angry Art?

I brought the previously posted painting to Arte Contemporano, the gallery in San Miguel that is handling my work. The director, Joaquin, is a friend and the gallery is beautiful. They specialize in contemporary Mexican Masters. Joaquin suggested that I enter a competition for Mexican artists and those of us who have lived here over 5 years. (I have been here 7 years.)

I gave this proposal some thought. There could be a chance for my art to be recognized on a national level. 

The first challenge was that photos, or a CD have to be sent before Sept. 30 with high resolution images. I have just ordered a new camera that could do this, but will not have it in time. I could have asked a friend to take the shot. She is not only a wonderful artist, but also a great photographer. She took the photo of one of my paintings for the Encaustic Art Institute book that has just been released; but the biggest obstacle was the reminder that the judges would be looking for angry art.

With Arms Wide Open...

With Arms Wide Open...

With Arms Wide Open..
I have been painting for over 50 years, and have been practicing meditation for over 30 years. Every day I ask to be inspired to create art that will inspire and uplift those who see it. I chose to not even try to make angry art.  What do you think?


  1. I think you made a good decision. Personally I don't care for "angry art" and I don't think you should force yourself to create something so totally not you. I too see your art as inspiring and uplifting. That is why I enjoy it so much. Something else will come along or maybe next year they will be asking for inspiring art instead!

  2. I don't think that "cutting edge", new art will ever be inspiring, but I will leave the aggressive art to the young artists.

    Thank you for your supportive comment.


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