|Whimbrels at 2-Mile Landing. Moku Hanga by Ken Januski, copyright 2021.|
Every time I'm in an exhibition I try to advertise the exhibition, just as I'd guess most artists do, unless they are so well known that they don't need to. But it is tiresome. After all I think my art and the art in the exhibitions I'm in stand on their own. I shouldn't have to beg people to take a look at it.
I was thinking about that this morning in relation to The Natural Eye whose official opening is today. If you actually spend a bit of time looking at this exhibition, especially if you have the chance to see it in person, you will realize I think how lucky you are to have seen it. And though I've only seen it online the exuberance comes through. It is both accomplished art and a celebration of nature.
There are many people I'm happy to say that want to celebrate nature. But the attempts don't always come off. It is not easy I don't believe. Can you make art that is as exuberant as nature itself? I think that it is possible and I think you'll find much of it in this exhibit.
As I said at the top: art is a favor that is given to you, just like nature, if you have the good sense to give it a chance.