'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Monday, July 18, 2011

Eyes Notice Everything

'Sea and Be Scene' assemblage sculpture
©robin r kent

When viewing art, eyes notice awkward colors, positions in portraits, thicknesses in bands of brush strokes, etc.
Then how come we can be so oblivious at other times?

Maybe that's the thing about art. It makes you look and holds your attention.
To me, learning 'how to look' means:
1. explaining how to stop the action of whatever is happening around you
2. see the art within it
3. understand how each section contributes to the whole, and
4. remember for future reference.
In a split second. No luxury of gazing at the subject in daily living, unless all you want to draw is attention. Other eyes notice everything, too.
It's the remembering part that is the most difficult to me. Especially as I get older. But it seems to seep back in an unconscious way when called upon at the easel or workbench. It's nice to know there's a part of me connecting with what I see even when I'm oblivious.


oldblackcatboo said...

Funny as I type those words, knowing that in real life I would say something more like JUST AMAZING, SO TALENTED! you just have to SEE her work!
Yep, your work is AWESOME!
AND I never tire of LOOKING at it!
:D - Cindi

Robin Kent said...

Thanks Cindi!
If I were talking to you in real life, I'd say Wow, You've really made my day!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

she's sassy and wonderful! the bent leg absolutely cracks me up.

Robin Kent said...

Thanks Mimi. It's all in the attitude.

momamama said...

She does look sassy, you can really feel her weight
leaning into the blanket!
What could she be smiling at?
It is so hot today here in Toronto and a perfect day for a girl to hit the beach, love her Robin!

Robin Kent said...

Thanks momamama!
I think she was watching that short tubby hunk in the flowered boardshorts walking along the water's edge. There's someone for everybody. A great spot to people watch.

momamama said...

I thought so!