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"Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don't see a different purpose for it now." - Dorothea Tanning
 
The purpose of art is to see what others might have missed.  What we see in a painting depends on our personal experience.  Some may see the moon with stars in a painting while others see the sun with dandelions in the sky.  Art will touch each soul differently depending on one’s mood or personal circumstances.
 
My paintings are like illusions.  The colors and textures form what each individual person chooses to see.  The purpose is to create a reaction within each viewer. 
 
What do you see in this painting?  Look at the colors and imagine if there was movement.  Imagine the movement expanding beyond the four canvas corners…
 
Only the viewer can bring life to each painting.  You decide what you see and give it Purpose.
 
Explore the possibilities…

 

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  • themeltingmuse Monday, 23 June 2014

    I see the entrance to a cave. On the outside, sun...

    I see the entrance to a cave. On the outside, sunshine, flowers, deep greenery (and the subtle hint of the carving of a dragon on the left hand side). On the inside, a rush of water disappearing into the depths of the cavern. An invitation to explore the unknown. A summons to go deeper, chart unknown territory.Beautiful, Ralph! Thanks! (Nancy Bach, aka Nan Sampson)

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