That's what art is, art comes from the heart where we "feel" something. If I see contemporary art that I think looks like something I could have "thrown" together, than I don't consider it art. Art is something I can't do myself. I have to feel what the artist was trying to communicate through this medium.
I'm such a left-brained person, always plotting the logic of events and problems that studying Computer Science is a great place for me to be. But I do appreciate the right-brained artists of the world. I couldn't live with them but I could buy some of their art. Today I leave you with a link to the winners of the Savannah Art Festival Sidewalk Chalk Art competition. We drive three hours every year just to watch these amazing people. The artists are mostly students at the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) from all over the world. The competition is divided into categories such as current students, prospective students, alumni and grad students. My favorite this year is an aerial view of a kayaker as he floats toward a waterfall drop off through a canyon. Simply amazing. What is most awe inspiring to me is that each artist is provided with the same exact tools. A square on the sidewalk and the same box of chalk and the same amount of time. Its their brilliant imaginations that somehow make the chalk turn magically into art. You can feel it. Enjoy!
Oh as a side note, good thing I didn't have a brain in my big toe, as I stubbed it walking on the uneven sidewalk. It might have given me a concussion but luckily for me it was just a stubbed toe!
Click here for 2011 Winners
|Bob Marley - winner|
|The Kayak - 2nd place Prospective Student|
|Kayak Artist Adeola Ajayi, Prospective Student from Atlanta|
|Paper Boats floating on water - Winning artist from India|
|When Scuba Diver meets Shark!|
|That is not a shirt it is his skin!|
|La Nouba - Been there!|