Telling Stories – Day 22

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 22 of the 365 Days Project is by Elyce Abrams.]

Abstract painting by Elyce Abrams
“Escape” by Elyce Abrams. Photo courtesy ©Elyce Abrams.

Give someone the facts, and they’ll remember it for a day. Tell them a story and they’ll remember it forever.

#22 – The Artist is a storyteller.

The Artist Mind prefers metaphor to description. Symbolism has an innate “truth” that bypasses defensive logic and delivers the exact message the viewer needs to receive. Thus, there are many ways to interpret a work of art.

I always encourage people to share their thoughts and impressions of my artwork. I’m not particularly attached to my own translation of a piece and I find it fascinating to learn how my work affects others. I’ll offer my version if asked, discuss my influences as I was creating it, and sometimes share the technicals. But what people always remember most is how the work made them feel.

“Art is not what you see, it’s what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

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Abstract painting by Elyce Abrams.
“Lightness” by Elyse Abrams. Photo courtesy ©Elyse Abrams.

Elyce Abrams’ artwork can be viewed at Elyce Abrams.

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Descriptions of the images included in this post:

Elyce Abrams, Pennsylvania, USA
Acrylic on panel

Elyce Abrams, Pennsylvania, USA
Acrylic on panel

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