24 April 2009

Meet My New Friend: Andy

"An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have."
~Andy Warhol

Andy may have believed that, but I don't.


I believe that we need to have art and beauty in our lives. I believe that artists are the purveyors of all things that bring joy to the heart and challenge the mind. From earliest time we see evidence that we are continually seeking to put our unique stamp on the world and to document our ever-changing point of view. That is what art is all about. Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary and coloring the world with your perspective.


As one more in my Master Artist series, I wanted to tackle the unpredictable and totally off the wall Andy Warhol. The piece that I created (which is now the newest blog banner above) is pure fantasy. There are times when I produce something that seems so outrageous to me that I cannot imagine anyone wanting it or even paying me money for it. And then I am pleasantly surprised. I fully expect that no one will ever want to wear it, much less buy it. But then again, there is always a match for every piece of art, much like there are matches to people or condiments or shoes.

Nobody really needs to have my jewelry. Nobody needs to buy my wearable art. Nobody needs to have me create something one of a kind and unique in all the world. Nobody wants to be like everybody else.

I would like to meet this Ms. Nobody.

Somebody give her my card.

If you would like to see more of my process in creating this Warhol-inspired piece, head over to this post at Watch Me Create.

9 comments:

rosebud101 said...

I read the WMC! What a creative mind you have!

Lance said...

Hi Erin,
The older I get, the more I believe this too - in the importance of art and beauty around us. And you've created a masterpiece - full of color and joy! Which reminds me...I'm in need of a gift for a certain someone in my life...

gaffergirls.com said...

love the mix of fiber and glass..
what a stunning piece..
mona & the girls
so glad we popped in for a visit.

lisaschaos said...

Ok, you haven't met me but would you believe the last few years I have only worn my wedding ring. I'm not sure when jewelry lost importance to me but I'm happy to be adding some in again. :) I LOVE that bracelet/necklace (in the header I thought it was a bracelet)! No really, I love it as in feel I need it! Maybe my hormones are kicking in because I also have recently found a love of shoes!

Stacey said...

Beautiful piece Eric. i love to see what inspires you - such fun stuff!

Deryn Mentock said...

Wowza! What a fantastic piece! And it makes such a lovely blog banner. One of a kind!

sharon said...

Neat, funky, and fun!!

Jenners said...

I love the new look of your blog! I could totally see people wanting that bracelet -- it has such life and color! It just radiates joy and fun. What a neat little series you are doing here.

Beverley Baird said...

Andy has truly inspired you! What a fantastic piece. Congratulations on appearing in the magazine as well.
I really loved your descrition of creating this 60's inspired necklace. Thank you.

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