Many of us create art to help us remember or forget a part of our past. Many of my paintings draw from memories, often unconsciously. Today author/artist friend Kathleen Bradshaw recalled a quote,” if you haven’t been to Paris don’t write about Paris”. The point was to create what you know. What you remember.
I remember Loompy, the dog that belongs to our German cousins.
I remember the song Angels Watchin’ Over Me My Lord from elementary school. It was taught to us by our music teacher, Al Moore. He wanted us to know Gospel songs, Civil War songs and just plain crazy stuff like “Crash on the Highway” (and I didn’t hear nobody pray).
All of this thinking is prompted by my exploration of the website of Daniel Mack. I highly recommend going to it to see how memories have been recorded in this artist’s work. Look at this chair and imagine the stories it can tell. Mr. Mack is a contributor to the Pocket Change Artist Trading Card exchange.
His work is beautiful and striking. Reading about this Memory Chair sparked all kinds of thoughts. I hope you will check out his blog to see what he has shared about the Pocket Change Artist Trading Card Exchange http://www.danielmack.com/PocketChangeATCs.html