I used to have objects that I can hold and look at, when I’m in the chaos or darkness, to remind me what is real. The object provides me a moment, just one moment, for something, anything. A moment of thankfulness for the things I have. A moment to realize maybe things aren’t so bad. A moment to reflect. A moment to make a different choice. A moment to change a mindset. Sometime it only takes a moment. And that moment can be a good thing. I want to provide that moment through my art.
This project is something that has been on my mind for many years but I never really know how to present it. I didn’t want the art to just be on the wall. I wanted it to be something a person can hold onto, to keep with them for those times when the art can provide that one meaningful moment, a “totem” of sort.
Each totem contains a small print of the original artwork, is matted with either a solid color circular mat or a one of a kind hand painted mat. Each print with mats and circular backing is sealed. I’m still working out the final seal medium. I’m considering sealing the entire totem in resin. The totem is meant to be touched and handled as well as viewed.
Sometimes, it just takes a moment …