Monday, September 10, 2007

TheStory

Dscn2660 Making the trip Saturday was very inspirational.  We only stayed about an hour and wish I could have hung out with them longer but the O2 was getting low. Looking back on the hour now I realize I was too struck with awe to ask him (my own brother?!) questions about the works and spent my time just basking as a speechless fan. 



Now my brother is only 6 years younger than I, so his feathers have been plucked (see how I worked that in Ron?) but he seems to be strutting his stuff and standing taller these days and I admire him for taking a running fast flying leap toward his ambitions. He made the first sale while we were there and I had to contain myself and not be the goofy sister. 



Ron had 13 pieces hanging on the walls and some loose matted works available.  His larger pieces were giclee printed on canvas and wrapped around a frame. Just beautiful.  The one on the postcard ran the length of 65"x24" entitled TheirStory and when I saw it in person I wanted to fall to my knees.  His works at first look humourous and the line drawing child like but there is this deeply soulful presence, a vibration conveyed by the saturation of enveloping colour and then there is the first glance of a deeper meaning that is bittersweet and you know there is something very rooted in the imagery.



Click here to see the 6 images I got before the battery in my camera died.  My intentions (you know how that goes?) was to get more shots of the works individually but the pictures will give you a smidget of his work.



On the health front, Sunday, I began to notice some improvement.



8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great showing. How wonderful that he sold a piece(s). Hope you continue to feel better.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the work I can see, esp the color which draws you into look closer

    ReplyDelete
  3. Am glad you are feeling better - hope that is still the case and your are much improved. What a wonderful activity it must have been - seeing your brother's show especially when you thought it wasn't in the cards for you. Makes me smile for both bro and sis :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautiful and exciting show, Karoda. Obviously the art genes are strong in your family. You're probably feeling better because you went - wasn't it worth it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful work and great experience you had.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So glad you are feeling better. You must be some proud of your brother. I loved the photos. What a creative family.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What an interesting image of the woman (paiting sitting in the box). I'd love to see it closer and learn more about the piece.
    Best, Kyra

    ReplyDelete
  7. What an interesting image of the woman (paiting sitting in the box). I'd love to see it closer and learn more about the piece.
    Best, Kyra

    ReplyDelete
  8. Incredible. I am always amazed at how the both of you are able to translate the verbal to visual.. and immensely awed since I can't do it! Having been privy to some of his poetry, this doesn't surprise me as much as it would if I hadn't already witnessed the power for expression that Ron has.. Wish I could have been there to see it in person!
    xoxoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete