I’ve received varied and unique responses to my artwork.
A few years ago at an outdoor art show in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, a young man with long dark hair, looking much as
I would imagine Rasputin came into my booth. He clenched his jaw,
then his fists, amped up, repeated these sets several times,
an intense look at me, at my artwork, back and forth.
Then he said “This is Perspectivism” then in a very forceful voice
declared , “You stole it from Picasso!!” He spun & left.
More recently & pleasantly, at an Oconomowoc WI show a woman visited my booth.
She looked at all of my paintings, smiled & said
“So much energy & so calming at the same time.” I think she really got it. I smiled too.
Last year, at a Lake Forest IL show a woman studied each painting in my booth.
Then she did it again, carefully viewing each piece, a second time. When she left my booth, she turned to me and said
“So many lives lived.” I think she appreciated, saw, felt the journey and discovery I find in the studio creating each painting.
© Ted Simmering 2019