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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cones at Rest


I wish more artists would move out of their studios and share their methods and inspiration with the world. Since I have sat in the window on Main Street I have reconnected with old friends and made new friends but in between I have sensed a shyness among the crowds. Grown people are scared to look. They avert their eyes and concentrate on the card rack. It is the children that pull them closer and make the first comment. I even heard a woman admonish her child-"don't stare", as if I was some mistake in the corner display who needed to be ignored. There has not been enough exposure to the public. Art can be fun, It can be exploratory. Not all of it is great- but... what is a painting without a viewer?
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