In a home, a blank wall symbolizes possibility. It is an opportunity to make something happen.
My passion for color runs deep and how the use of it relates to art. I think that people underestimate the effect of art and color. … and what art & color do for them; for society. People want art around, but I don’t think they always know why… The answer lies in the fact that Art equals amazing-in-action. Art can be passion; energy; the love of life; pure joy; raw sadness and all of the emotional spectrum. Art makes statements and gets political-religious. Art celebrates and commemorates. Art says, visually, what words cannot. Art symbolizes. Art is active and evolving, just like the people who appreciate it and the people who make it.
So what can art do for you hanging on that newly thought-of wall? Art gives your life a shot of action with a chaser of personality. (As an artist, I have to say is Thank You if you have a wall with something other than Blankness happening!) It can express a piece of who you are or what you like. It can remind you of who you can be… or it can simply be the peaceful background to a bustling life. As your life evolves, so should your expressions on your walls.
This piece of art illustrates what I’m saying (see below). My favorite piece on my wall is a graffiti-style print of a woman belting out a tune. It’s got what looks to be like lyrics in the background. I love it because it’s in bright orange, yellow, red, with accents of purple… It’s by a graffiti-influenced artist, Steve Lopez (see a photo on flickr by aileenmachine.) (Link to an article about him here.)
What is your favorite poster or piece of art on your wall? What makes you love it?