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What is "Art" to me
Art to me is a passion. To many it is a talent. Many have taken class after class to perfect their craft. With me it is not so. My art is a gift. I was born with this passion. Yes, I have gotten better but I was not taught. I have gotten better because I exercised my gift. I am a firm believer in God and I believe all gifts come from Him and are for His glory. I am quite taken aback when people heap accolades on me, but, I humbly accept them because I know we are a culture that likes to give kudos when we see works of art. I am compelled beyond restraint to put my pencil to paper. The Bible speaks of us going into our secret place, or as the old folks used to say, our prayer closet. To me, art is my prayer closet. When I am burdened down with the cares of life, lonely, tired, or even angry, I find my solitude in art. When I am drawing it becomes my world. I forget that my Father has days to live because he is in stage 4 of Cancer. I forget about everything around me and my art becomes my world. I have labored over portraits for 18 hours, non-stop. I see things differently than most because as I mentioned this is not a talent, it's a gift. Let me give you an example. If you ask me to do a portrait of your wife, and this is in no way disrespectful, but she becomes my wife, for the next 18 hours. I will gladly return her to you after she exits my world, and you will be amazed how my gift has brought the person standing next to you to life. Many see my art and wonder what is the story behind my portraits. Some have no story at all, they just ventured into my world and became the focal point of my gift. I literally become another person when I am in the world of art. I see things that others don't. When you watch the news and see another gigantic sinkhole has mysteriously opened up in Florida and swallowed several homes. I don't
see the results. My mind goes to the families, who are nowhere in the News Report, standing there looking down in a bottomless pit where all their dreams, memories, family photos and sentimental valuables have been swallowed up by this freak of nature, never to return. I see their loss and my pencil begins to put out images I have not even seen. Then there are times when I am drawn into art by current events. In my series "Death By Law," I drew pictures of the police officers that killed unarmed African-Americans. The pupils of their eyes are the victims. My gift told me to do that because the perpetrators will forever see the lives they have taken. Art is my gift, my passion, my first love. Art never abandons me and keeps me reaching for new heights in creating works others will enjoy for years to come.
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