Friday, October 27, 2017

The Seduction of Art

Yes it says the Seduction of Art..
If you mistakenly are here because you thought it said the Art of Seduction well I can't say wether or not I could personally help you there but Google is a most wonderous and useful tool ;) or you could just be yourself that in itself is the most pleasurable form of Seduction!!

However if your here because you wonder What in the world is she talking about? What is so seducing about art? Then my friend let's go on a magical journey .. One that resides in the depths of an artists soul, one that resonates in their work, one that reflects the passions of life, love, and the arts, and how it pulls you in!!!

Have you ever sat and watched Dancing With the stars? That moment of intensity between the dancers as their bodies sway to the music, every movement an art form of their bodies, the deep connection as they move as one, that magic moment when you feel that connection within yourself, when it makes you feel? Hits on a deep rooted part of yourself, and for those few minutes in that moment takes you on a journey?

Or maybe you find yourself completely taken with a painting, or perhaps a picture.. That moment when you realize your heart echos the exact feeling as the original artist? A painting that hits you with such profound emotion that it's as if you have become one with the artist, that maybe you have traveled to another time and place!!

Let's say your at a Festival and you find yourself walking down the isle, checking out the amazing works, and then out of no where your eye catches on something, and your palms begin to sweat, your heart rate accelerates, your emotions twist, butterflies begin to beat rapidly in your belly, and you didn't realize you were holding your breathe until the very moment you are standing in front of that piece and finally release it, and are able to breathe again!!

Perusing the yard sales, thrift stores , estate sales, and you pick up a piece of pottery, and for some unknown reason that you can't figure out that one piece discarded and left to anyone means more to you than you realize and you simply must have it, you get home and really look at it, maybe you notice finger prints, and begin to imagine the artists hands spinning the pottery wheel, the glaze pulls you in and makes you reflect on life, on your emotions, maybe every time you look at it, touch it you can feel the energy and warmth still within...

Perhaps it's a beautiful warm sunny morning, and you head to your local coffee shop, you know the one where the coffee is a special blend of magic, poured into a cup, you then decide to take it outside and allow the sun to warm your face as you close your eyes and savor the exstacy    the moment that first sip touches your lips and you can't withhold that "ahhhhhhh" afterwards.. your left wondering how someone could have blended such incredible perfection...

The wedding you attended last weekend, such a romantic affair to watch the people you care about promise to love another for life. That moment you share in that joyous occasion leaves you in baffled wonderment. And yet a week later you can't forget the taste of the cake that you shared in, the flavors bursting on your tongue like a wave rolling in from the shore, the way it was so beautifully created, with it's handmade edible rosettes, it's beaded candy that looked like real gold, the fondant perfectly wrapped around that mixture of heaven, and you wonder how the baker could have been born with such a skill...

Could it be that moment you were scrolling thru Facebook and  stopped on a photograph of the most amazing piece of handmade jewelry you have ever seen? The colors, the lines, all beautiful but it's the connection, the meaning that hits you so squarely in the chest , that tears form on the tips of your eyelashes, memories assault you, you don't know wether to feel happy or sad in that moment , you only know you feel at peace, your hands touch the screen and you find your fingers stroking lovingly over it, your pulse  a maddening musical beat, your suspended in that moment...

Could it be , the music you hear amongst the wind, drawn to it so fiercely, your confused to find it's just a windchime, made of recycled utensils, a vintage plate, and old crystals , and yet you can't walk away from it, it's music grips your throat, shrouds itself in your essence, pulls at your heartstrings and leaves you completely breathless...

Such simplicity in every one of those scenarios.  But Art is a Seduction, it seduces your senses, emotions, memories, it rattles the very core of your soul. It makes you feel even when it's messy, even when it's dark!! It draws you in so completely your drowning within it, your left wondering about the artist ,about the story with which they have told. Your wondering how this small wonder of life can change you,can open your mind, can allow you to see things from another perspective but it's there nonetheless...

If you have ever felt any of those things then you know exactly what I'm speaking of..

If you have never felt those things well don't worry it's coming.. open your mind, allow yourself to feel, even when it's painful, or sad. Especially so when it's happy and full of excitement. ..





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