Thursday, December 04, 2008

Windows


Windows within windows -- something that always attracts me.

I love how Edward Hopper painted windows. Even though they were often a small part of the overall painting, each one had a sense of identity.

Once, I did an interview with an artist whose entire show featured paintings of various windows. When I asked her what drew her to windows, she waved off my questions and proceeded to talk about how hard it was to paint each day and prepare for a show. I remember wondering if she was bored, and could no longer see past the window to the wider beyond. And there I was, wishing I created art well enough to be able to have a show at a large gallery.

I guess it just goes to show you… (pun intended)

2 comments:

Petrea said...

I like your windows, Ms. M. I hadn't thought about Hopper's paintings that way, or anyone's, for that matter. I'll look at them differently from now on, thanks to you.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Petrea. Your photos and commentary on your blog also give me a new way to look at things.