Monday, May 22, 2017

ART WITH GARDEGA: COLLAGE AS THERAPY


I was never a huge fan of collage as I thought it a place for people who cannot draw but liked to use scissors and glue. As time went on in art, I started experimenting with collage as a way to plane out larger pieces. I still prefer hands on materials to photoshop so I find the process therapeutic. There is something soothing about mixing images together, cutting them with scissors or a blade and gluing them in place. I do not find the same enjoyment/ therapy from photoshop and the downside of digital is there is not a true "hardcopy" (save a printout.) 

I think a lot of anxiety in the world could be squelched if people would do more things with their hands. As early humans I suspect most of your day was spent doing things with your hands to keep your family alive, making baskets, sharpening tools, repairing things..etc etc. I suppose the loss of this could result in a build up of psychic energy and stress. That is why we spin fidgety things in our hands now. A good pair of scissors and a swap file. (a file of random images I have keep for 30 years) and you can get back to being a kid again who
still enjoyed art for arts sake and the act of pure creation.

If you really enjoy a piece of art, people resonate with it on a vibratory level because they have the same desire in them to express themselves. If you get really good at expressing yourself and/ or turning the sand grain in your mental oyster into
a pearl of genius someone else may even decide to pay money for that token of your anguish. I would normally throw away such studies
for "real" or finished works but I find people like to own them.I
personally am as much interested in an artist's thought process
and studies and sketches as I am the final products. I sell my studies Here.I find money to be very therapeutic and a lack of money to be the obverse.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

ART WITH GARDEGA: CHRIS CORNELL TRIBUTE WATERCOLOR WITH ANT



                                                DAILY WATERCOLOR

CHRIS CORNELL, PAINTED MANY A PIECE TO HIS MUSIC IN MY TIME. RIP. THIS ANT INVADED MY PIECE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DaIly Watercolor by Gardega


                                                     Daily Watercolor May 16, 2017
                                                                      12" x 16"


for sale alexgardega@gmail.com


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Quote Of The day

Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first. Arthur Schopenhauer 

ART WITH GARDEGA: COLLAGE AS THERAPY

I was never a huge fan of collage as I thought it a place for people who cannot draw but liked to use scissors and glue. As time went on...