Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Mosaic work can inspire and get many people "Out of the Box"
A wall in downtown Grand Rapids Michigan. One of my favorite cities ever!
So, I have a young friend who has everything going for her and she has a couple of college degrees and I told her she needs to move and get a taste of life somewhere else in the US as she can always come home but she shouldn't miss adventure, new people, new places, fun and learning. I had a list of seven cities I thought were great and Grand Rapids Michigan was on there because of their originality, people, opportunities, beauty and ART. What a cool place! So, I was looking through photos and I remembered I never did share this wall. And since I am a quilter and loved pieced things and hey, Van Gogh did little dots for figures, this is right up my alley and you might be interested also. So I want to inspire you with all kinds of things and today it is wonderful Mosaic work in Grand Rapids! Enjoy and imagine.
Lips are another cool shape to use for art. What do lips do? What do lips say? What shapes are lips? What color are lips? Get out of the box and think about these things.
Hey, a face done in mirror. How cool!
Eyes are the path to the soul and isn't it the truth? Can't you look into someone's eyes and tell if they mean what they say, if they are caring and compassionate or if they are empty because of the things they put into their body? Eyes are a wonderful thing to include into your artwork....I wonder if you have thought about that?
The planning and the detail in this wall had to have taken time. Eyes are always so profound as we always look into people's eyes. Have you ever noticed how to bothers you when someone will not look up? I just talked to someone this week and NO eye contact. That really bothers me and if they were my friend, I would ask them to work on looking people square in the eye.