An aspiring art collector may ask himself: do I like painting? Sculpture? Photography, pottery, or blown glass? Do I respond to abstract, ethnic, or traditional pieces? What themes do I find attractive: still life, landscapes, mixed media?
I think we recognize the art we like before we consciously realize it – our eye is held a little longer, or a distant memory is aroused. Maybe the heart skips a bit, or our tear ducts suddenly surprise us.
Collecting art will document your own life experience – whether you bought a carved sculpture on vacation, or picked up a painting during a gallery walk. Perhaps you met an artisan at a street fair and, inspired by his passion, purchased some jewelry, pottery, or blown glass.
Such moments help you recognize yourself. Art does not merely enrich your surroundings; it also enables you to express who you are, and supplies an avenue for connecting with others.
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