"Artful Unity" 24 in W X 13 in H - $250 USD
Fine Art Giclee Print on Watercolor Papers, Archival Quality
African American Folk Art
Art in the Key of Life
We cast our eyes upward to the heavens, starry and bright. We send
orbital equipment on long voyages, past distant planets, hoping
to find the next giant leap for mankind: another planet, another
civilization, another group of people, out there somewhere, to ease
our sense of loneliness. "Artful Unity" is about that curiosity,
that longing to know, if there are others in another distant galaxy,
if not our own galaxy, anxious to meet us, to know us, to share
with us their knowledge of how all of this works. Meaning, Creation,
The Universe, held together with artful unity, from the depths of
the ocean to the starry heavens, artful unity prevails. It is abundant,
expansive, unknowable in its most primal state, it remains mysterious
to our minds, how it came to be. We try with our scientific equipment,
and our scientific experiments, to place it in a box, with a pretty
bow that explains all of it. Ironically, the more we query, the
more there is to query. We will never be able to define Artful Unity
in an equation or with equipment and measurements. We will always
be curious, but perhaps one day we will stop feeling lonely.
Journeys with Art - Mari Hall's exploration to abstract places,
foreign ideas, different tools. That is how Mari Hall describes
her beginnings with digital art.
As a self-taught painter, I did not shy away from trying different
media, oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, drawings,
the traditional medias. Venturing into digital art was entirely
different for me. Most of my experience with computers was with
work, not art, so my starting point was more "corporate" rather
than fine art. I did see a lot of potential after learning a few
different softwares, wanting to explore to see just what I would
develop after gaining familiarity with my new skills. I am not a
photographer. I have no affinity with photography so I did not try
to develop in that direction, although I have seen how it has great
potential. I love painting. I love the sticky gooey part of painting,
the smears, the mediums, the mess. So I did not gravitate to digital
painting, although I have seen it used with great effect. Instead,
I used the value of line and composition as my point of departure
for exploring yet another medium. I have been painting much longer
than I have been exploring with the digital medium. My mature painting
style was developed after diving into many other styles of painting.
I have yet to settle on a style with digital art, although I do
repeat certain ways of presenting an art subject. So much of digital
art depends on the software that is being used, and that sometimes
is a limitation, especially if the software is no longer available.
I do find digital liberating in that I am more comfortable exploring
other subjects, ideas I would shy away from using oil paint. I have
been working with digital art since 2000.
ElectricMoonBaby is African American Folk Art 2020, Outsider Art
in the Key of Life.
ElectricMoonBaby is Mari Hall, Artist & Writer.
ElectricMoonBaby is American, Contemporary, Constant, Flavored.
ElectricMoonBaby is Art in a Fun Key. Enjoy.