FEATURED SPEAKER: ART BEERYThis month, we will hear from Art Beery. Art tells us a little about himself:
After years of painting mountains, trees, barns, sunsets and etc., even though I had won awards, I was not satisfied with what I was doing.
My work had no meaning, no purpose, except to hang on living room walls. I wanted my work to do more than decorate.
I wished to use my talent in a significant way. To contribute something to those who follow in later years, but I did not know how. So with an open mind, I searched, but blindly, I'm afraid!
Until in 1962, when I first realized that nature creates the beauty of flowers by the use of curves and colors! My blinders were off! I shook, and I mean I was literally shaking, with the realization of what it meant.
I now knew why I was here, and why I was always drawing since I was a toddler in my childhood. From this realization, after much searching and experimentation, what I now call Space Forms have evolved. They are beautiful shapes with unending curves. They have two sides of course, but most of them have only one surface and one edge, as does the Mobius Strip.
They have the same beauty as flowers, and like snowflakes, there is no end to their variety!
This world is fast becoming one big human environment. With row upon row of boring, unsightly cubes and rectangles that we call buildings. It is true, the circle has begun to appear, but only sparingly!
It is my hope, my dream, that my paintings, my space forms, will be the prelude to a far more beautiful environment for our species in the years to come. Buildings consisting of free flowing curves with the beauty of flowers. Buildings that we can walk among and feel good to be alive.
In 1985, I received a letter from the "Accademia Italia" in Calvatone, Italy. I was informed that I was awarded the "Oscar D'Italia". It was awarded to me because they feel I am contributing something new to the world of art. This gives me hope for my work.
Since God creates the beauty of flowers.
by the use of curves and colors!
I humble attempt with human deficiency,
as an Artist with the best of my ability!
To paint with verve,
beauty with color and curve!
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