Posts Tagged ‘visual art’

World War 1

” World War 1″ Mixed media collage montage.

Recently I have been taking an inventory of the visual art I have created during the last 60 plus years.  I will be posting images of many of my drawings, paintings , illustrations and photographs. with a brief description.

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Time final

This image I created will be included in a gallery show of my visual art in the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church. It is based on photographs that I took of various clocks.This digital image was created at least five years ago. I recently printed this image on a canvas wrap print and today I started to paint over the print with oil paint. The print is 24″ x 24″. My show opening will be Sunday May 20 4:00 to 6:30pm. I will place quotes and verses from songs on the galley walls next to my painting. I want to create a narrative about life, social justice, diversity and preserving our planet, by the arrangement of my art and the words of others and myself.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes  chapter 3  verses 2-8  Old Testament

Carolyn's traditional tools

John's work table

My hope is high schools,because of financial concerns, will not eliminate visual art classes. Visual art is everywhere we look. The clothes we wear ,the car we drive,the video games we play,the movies we watch, the magazines we read,the furniture we set in, the house we live in,the containers our food comes in, the type fonts on computers ,the face on our clock, the menu you read,the glasses you wear,the brochures and signs of politicians running for public office, etc,etc, were all touched by visual artists. Art is not just about painters painting still life or portraits,making pretty pictures, it is about architects,graphic designers,industrial designers,TV and movie set designers,animators,photographers and teachers. It is about communication. Creating art has been my career and my passion. I thank all my teachers that helped me realize this dream.