When I turn away from the computer image of Blood Brothers and look at the artwork, the difference is startling. Although that is predictable, I cannot underestimate the visual difference. To see these artworks in person pulls the viewer closer, at less out of curiosity. Then they see the push button that draws them dangerously near to the artwork. They press the green button. Surprised, they realized that they have touched the artwork, breaking one of Art’s greatest taboos. The music plays. It pushes them a step back to notice the depth, the precision, and the diverse texture of the painted wood and canvas. The artworks overall presence pops into their view. The song ends. They move on. That could be an experience of a gallery visitor or not as they pass by without more than a glance. It all depends. Seeing this art being experience by strangers is an award. The problem is finding enough public visibility. Up to now, my best efforts to show these artworks have been by absorbing expenses and fees to apply to group exhibitions or even worse art displayed in tents at Art Fairs. Last year was my best showing in exhibitions. The results from all those public viewings were zero responses. Add that zero to the many other zeros of creating artworks for shows and not being juror’d in.
An example is the finely finished little artwork, Where Have All the Flowers Gone. This project I made especially for a local exhibition that also features paired floral arrangements that harmonize with each artwork. This is the local Pablo’s Center’s largest attended show. This artwork titled, Where have all the Flowers gone, I thought would be a perfect match for any florist. Where have all the flowers gone? Look there they are in the vase next to the painting. As for this current project, Blood Brothers, I am in search for exhibitions options. The look of Blood Brothers and more on the influence of the artwork, Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Scott Von Holzen