Art Galleries LA
Art Galleries LA
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Chatsworth, California USA
What do you hear when you close your eyes? When most people are -creating-, whether with brush, clay, computer, camera or pen and paper, the barrage of other voices can be deafening. Is it good enough? Am I good enough? Will anyone like it, or even get what I am saying? Who am I? What am I doing? The voices in our heads whisper, or scream, often resulting in self-doubt and insecurity that can be debilitating to the artist. In this piece the protagonist is represented by the central, more realistic, figure overwhelmed by the dark thoughts and voices of self-doubt and perceived judgment by others.
This is the dark secret that can impact not just the creative artist but any endeavor-business, parenting, academics etc. Every time we engage with the world we subject ourselves to the judgment of others. It is important to remember that the judgment of others is only subjective. If you have something to say, say it. Take a chance and put it out there. Some will get the message, others will not. People need to create and express themselves. While it is important to self-evaluate, one cannot give in to self-doubt and fear of judgment. It is okay to be afraid, but that is not a good enough reason not to act.
As a sculptor, I was searching for medium less confining than bronze, wood or clay. At the time the free flowing formations of industrial foam perfectly reflected the freedom and spontaneity I was seeking. It was the ideal material onto which I could express my thoughts and feelings at a time of great change and emotional upheaval.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
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Our curator and owner is Los Angeles photographer Linnea Lenkus who has a passion for high quality art. Her goal is to promote the best artists in every art galleries in LA.