Thursday, October 29, 2009

Impacting Creativity

I am realizing that to creatively impact my world has been a goal of mine since I was a teen. Recently, I was asked to join “Airdrie 7” similar to “The Group of 7” which was a famous Canadian group of Artists from the earlier part of the 20th century. They mostly depicted the Canadian landscape in a post-impressionistic style. Rhea Warholik commented, at our first meeting, that there was a Harris in the Group of 7 and we have a Harris of the “Airdrie 7” (which happens to be me).
Lawren Harris describes art with this quote: “a realm of life between our mundane world and the world of the spirit.” I really believe that art connects to our spirit in ways that nothing else can. It is for our whole being to experience. Our eyes take it in as our soul and spirit respond. If the artist has painted from their spirit and what is in their heart then the viewer will sense it. That is my main goal.

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