I went on a Gallery Walk tonight in Downtown Seattle. Pioneer Square, the neighborhood is called. I can see myself going on these a lot, in all the different neighborhoods.
It was a mostly quiet affair for me, since I don’t really know too many people in town, but it was okay. Being alone in a roomful of people who are talking to each other can get a little grating but then I see these photos of Michael Kenna’s, and I know the trip was worth it. The quietness of them– I don’t know how it made me feel. Like we live in a beautiful place, I guess. I don’t know. I’m afraid I left my art critic hat in the other room. It doesn’t matter. I got a little lost, I spent the better part of half an hour looking for parking, I was there alone, and traffic was a nightmare, but I felt pretty great when I saw his work on those walls.
Jennifer Harrison’s work also made me feel pretty glad to be there. The paint literally jumps off the canvas, as if she were working in play-doe or cake frosting. The work is simple and repetitive, but that’s beside the point. Just look at it.
One day I’ll learn to express how art makes me feel, if I feel anything at all. A lot of the time I’m just happy for these artists, that their work is on display and that they’re making a living from what I can only imagine to be their favorite activity in the world.
I don’t know.
It should be mentioned that I am searching (and failing) for descriptive words to use in this blog whilst very comfortably using (wearing?) my slanket which the lovely Bethy bought for me. Thanks, hon.