Thursday, October 26, 2017

Metal Wall Art 
Croix Des Bouquets

Croix Des Bouquets, in an area of the capital of Port-Au-Prince,  is well known for Haitian metal art.
Metal Artisan in HaitiThe Haitians artisans, make the most beautiful metal wall art by hand, out of steel drums. Rather than wasting metal drums, that held oil and other liquids, the Haitian artist cut sheets of metal from these steel drums, heating them, into flat sheets, then drawing a design of nature, or heartwarming messages and using a peen hammer,  pound them into flat sheets and cut out the many beautiful shapes all by hand.  These artisans labor hard and are most proud of their creations. We, as art lovers, value these forms of art and use them for home, office, facility, and business decor. 
Many forms of art are made with the assistance of machines, but, not these artists. Many hours of sweat and physical labor, are poured into these beauties, which in a big way,  adds more meaning to their individual creations.  Though many copies are made, each one, is unique, as they do not simply run through an assembly line. Take a look at some of their art, and share your thoughts.

Friday, October 20, 2017

For the Love of Ballet.

For the Love of Ballet.

The graceful movements of a ballerina on pointe appears she is floating across the stage, with no effort at all.  
Those who love this art can visualize her instantly upon reading the last sentence. 

As in art, the work it takes to create such beauty is so much more than effortless. Every day in the art of mastering that effect,  involve hours of constant training to create the strength, involved to every muscle of her body, from the largest to the smallest striated one. She must master the ability of the most difficult meaning of self-discipline, in training her body to contort in ways to create the grace and beauty,  visualized in the dance.  Add the individual emotion and passion to match her movements, in telling of the story portrayed in the dance, and you have Art.  Just as a beautiful picture and a poem tell a story, so does the ballerina,  in using her body and emotions, that leave millions in awe and amazement, that can only be inspired by art.