This week I wanted to talk about cropping canvas art with reference to one example of my art shown below:
I offer the possibility for the client to crop their canvas as they’d like. It may seem like an out of the ordinary idea that the client would have heavy input into the piece, however it isn’t and shouldn’t be. Here are a few examples of cropping I’ve put together as examples to suit space designs:
I appreciate the malleability of my work and I’m happy to offer art that suits your space needs; I ultimately want to produce something that you’re happy with for years to come.
Recently I hauled a 45″ x 30″ canvas piece into an SUV, then parallel parked (in Toronto) on Bloor Street to get to the UPS store to send it out to a client. I decided to leave this canvas to be professionally wrapped by UPS, so hauling the naked piece along Bloor Street in Toronto was quite a scene: little old me, hauling this big canvas up a few blocks to the store. People were starring at me and the artwork, I was smiling in a hurried way to them. At the UPS store, a man was starring at my artowrk and asked me: “do you like this?” – :/ lol – I replied: “Yes, I’m the artist.” He was fascinated, and we engaged in a lengthly chat. The gist of it was that he was so confused by the art world that he didn’t know what he liked anymore. I thought, art is enjoyment, it’s pleasure, it’s what you want to have around you for periods of time. The idea that art stands in a museum, on a pedestal, where we should line up to see it from a distance, is only one form of viewing art. The viewer is just as important, if not more important than the artist. The artist and patron or viewer have a symbiotic relationship which creates the meaning of the piece and ultimately the enjoyment of the piece.
I rest my pen for tonight.
Take care, until later,