"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson, Allurence-Art Galleries
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way -- things I had no words for” Georgia O'Keeffe
This art was created August 24, 2015 on the day the United States Stock Market created turmoil in the news. The Dow plummeted more than 1,000 points at opening bell.
I wanted to share with you the thoughts behind the creation of this art. It is not meant to be a blog you might agree with, it is just to share from this artist's view, the thoughts on this piece of art. I started this piece with browns and rusts to go with another composition I am working on. But the brush just took another direction. The art told me what to paint and I created as I feel the brush and the paint taking me. Is it the most beautiful art you have ever seen, I am sure not, but the shapes tell of the uncertainty of the events of that August day to me.
The red took the story of the panic in the voices of those that were now uncertain of their stocks. The blue was the hope of the news casters and their voices to not panic. The black was the uncertainty of the two thoughts colliding. The under painting shows the contract of one world moving into the other world. The gold at the top portrays the hope of our future and that everything will be alright. I did not paint with all these thoughts in mind, I painted as I felt the brush and paint taking me somewhere. It is afterwards that I can now see what I was feeling and how it all took shape.
Does every piece of art need to tell a story? Portray something? Mean something? My thoughts are no. I have done art my entire life, but in many forms. I used to paint furniture in my room with my colors. As I grew older, I would collect furniture from the side of the road and paint it.
Painting was my voice, my passion and today it still is.
"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson, artist
"My world without art is just "eh"