It was a day when Oita felt a little like Paris…we don`t often see artists outside drawing caricturatures.
I happened to pass by the scene where two artists I knew were set up at tables outside Tully`s. At first I just said hello and went my way, but then decided to do something different that day … went home once and rummaged through some photos with an idea. I had a vision of asking the artists to make a drawing for someone in my family…the photos that called to me were a photo of my mom, Jane, standing near the Statue of liberty; and then one of horses in memory of my Grandfather, my mothers father.
I brought the photos back to the booths where the two artists were, and asked if they could do a picture from the photos. I showed Kenta-san the horse photo and suggested putting in some atmospheric blue, as Kenta is a painter of skies, and he said he`d do it. Mai-san said she would do the one of my mom with the Statue of Liberty from some photographs I showed her.
|`Ben`s Dream` by Kenta|
|for my mom, Jane, by Mai|
|it was a day when Oita felt a little like Paris...|
I came back in about thirty minutes and the pictures were done. I felt so moved that they were able to transfer what I wanted to express to my mom and to my (late) grandfather.
The two pictures above are on their way to my mom in NY. A little story of thanks to two creative spirited and sensitive hearted Oita artists for portraying my vision through theirs or their vision through mine, or rather just coming together in a fleeting shared moment through our ♡s!
This weeks Corner View theme is Vision.