Making art is a complicated process. An artist can be involved in concerns about composition, messaging, commercial potential, the cost of materials, or any of a number of considerations.
I make art because it gives me pleasure. I don’t always know where I’m going with it, or what it will ultimately communicate to the viewer, but it’s something I do. I walk for pleasure through my papers and paint, without a definite route and if I make that connection through the art with someone else, all the better.
The idea of the Three Graces has been around since the early Greeks when three women rendered in sculpture personified charm, beauty, and creativity. The evolution of the interpretation of “The Three Graces” has moved through the Romans and, in the art world, most notably in the works of Raphael, Botticelli, and Rubens. The name has even been applied to some of the oldest Sequoias in the world, The Bachelor and the Three Graces, in Yosemite National Forest’s Mariposa Grove.
This triptych, The Three Graces #1, #2, and #3 is my interpretation, wherein a young, 20th century mod female tries to sit without revealing too much. As you can see, she lands quite “Gracefully”.