The Journey Into Art (Exploring Creativity)
August 2021 project Pictures Within Pictures - Abstract Walls And Triptychs open house and reception
Today I had an open house and reception for the presentation of this project.
It was very well received and gratifying to talk to so many people about my work and its evolution over the last 12 years...
(This is the full text accepted for publication on petapixel.com and photopxl.com.)Introduction
I am a technical professional who wanted to become an artist in his middle years. I confess that I had no previous art training except for making papier-mâché boxes in high school!
I learned that the Internet could not teach me what I needed, except perhaps how to take an average travel photo...
“Midway along the journey of our life
I woke to find myself in a dark wood,
for I had wandered off from the straight path.
How hard it is to tell what it was like,
this wood of wilderness, savage and stubborn
(the thought of it brings back all my old fears),
a bitter place! Death could scarce be bitterer...
“Look to your right... It is the path back home. If you choose, you can take it. It is safe, easy, and comfortable. You do not have to work out or fight or do anything else you do not want to...