Sunday, April 3, 2011

Why Do People Buy Art?

Absorb, Absorb, Absorb
11" x 14"
Acrylic and Mixed on Canvas

People don't just buy art. They buy the experience, the memory, the feelings that it evokes. The object of art itself is simply the vehicle to preserve this.

Every painting represents something. It is a part of my journey, and when someone decides to purchase it for themselves, it becomes a part of their story.

What this painting means to you may be something completely different than what it means to me or someone else. I will forever look at this canvas and remember working in the little studio in my old house, with my daughter, then 3, coloring alongside of me. I remember her chubby hands awkwardly holding the markers, the smell of Elmer's glue drying next to us from a craft we had just made together, and watching the free and organic way she drew with abandon.  I remember thanking God for that very moment I was able to do something I love and share that love with my child.  That feeling is forever attached to this painting, much like the way listening to a certain song instantly transports you to another time and place.  It is a snapshot of my life.

I wonder what will become of this, how the story will continue.


  1. I love the sensory details you included in this post. Thank you so much for sharing.


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