Art is subjective; at least in my world. Although there are established parameters in which to appreciate and appraise art, any observer will tell you that loving or not loving a piece of art is a gut feeling; and often times hard to describe in actual words.
Whether it’s a painting, sculpture or photograph, I enjoy and employ art in a variety of ways. As a designer, it’s the perfect way to inspire a space in the beginning of a design or to bring the entire room together in the end. As a student of life, however, it’s a potential cue as to someone’s true self; revealing a hidden nuance longing to emerge.
One of my first pieces of original art was acquired in Soho in 1996. Seen above, it’s called ‘Quiet Room II’ by Michael Babyak.
When I first met the struggling artist, I instantly felt a kindred spirit. More than willing to pay $150 for an original work, only recently did I discover that Michael hails from my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and that we both uprooted ourselves in pursuit of our artistic endeavors. Turns out, Michael has done quite well for himself. Read more…