Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bold Moves

I love to use art as a decorating element,
in fact, I find it indispensable.  Yes,
it adds color,  symmetry and of course (or hopefully)...
makes a statement, communicates.
I am not opposed to employing the DIY approach to art-
in fact, I do so quite often. Bold move?
Perhaps, but much of art (while subjective),
 is  part talent, part confidence
and part chutzpah.
On that note, look at James Nares and his
off the charts brush strokes.

He is a London-born artist, filmmaker, and musician based in New York. His paintings are like strokes of calligraphy, magnified and flowing across large format canvases.

To achieve the look, Nares suspends himself over the canvas in a selfmade harness, and paints one continuous stroke using large brushes he developed himself. 

"I found that brushes are like characters in a way: Each one does a different dance."  
Of course, you don't need to hang from a pulley,
have a hand stretched canvas or even expensive materials
to create a work of art yourself, but what you do need is
an open mind and a bit of cheeky confidence.