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What if You Were the Art?

We spend thousands on wall art for our homes (and maybe hundreds for the vintage movie posters I love) to match our couch or floor, yet fail to think if there could be something there that matches the drapes but also means something to you.

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Your Wall Art Can Make or Break Your Space: Cool Ideas From The Pros

Regardless how beautiful the furniture, an area with uncovered wall surface areas typically would seem not complete. “Art is a lot like punctuation to your sentence - it really is that most-important element and without this an area is lacking in the layers and mindset an important work may bring”., affirms fine artwork professional photographer Erik Cocks. Most of Erik’s projects—no matter if it's a resort or possibly a beachside second home villa—are loaded with personal bits of diverse variations, shapes, and dimensions, as well as very different works can often be found hanging within the same room jointly.   A combination of works of art, photos and sculpture obtained over time intertwines a layered tapestry about one’s interests and...

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Why I Create Art

It’s a strange thing. Today, we have advanced incredibly in the past few thousand years. Our technology allowed us to conquer the entire world time and time again, using brilliant human creations to defeat one another in war, trade and even politics. There seems to be no limits to our genius, and we harness that useful, functional ability to achieve incredible things. But what about art? Music? Theater? The projects we artists devote our lives to between work and sleep don’t fit this mercilessly practical nature that’s jumped us to the top of the food chain. How can a people so practically-minded devote hours, days or even lifetimes to the creation of something…”useless”? The Stories Storytelling is older than any human language, and it...

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5 Absolute Musts for Collecting Photography

I love the artist medium I work in, photography. Contemporary photography is one of the more accessible mediums to collect. Aficionados looking to find and champion emerging photographers can often purchase several prints on a limited budget of a few thousand dollars, and even works by some of the most famous people to ever wield a camera can be snapped up for affordable sums, at least relative to their prestige and talent. Here are some thoughts on collecting fine art photography from museums and collectors alike. The Wow FactorAt the outset, guidance for collecting photography isn’t much different from what experts say about purchasing any work of art: Start with images you like, and that you think you’ll like for...

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