Spotlight Gallery - Laura Carriker
“While with an eye made quiet by the power of the harmony and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”
Realism in art has battled the camera since the 1800’s and now, in the 21st century we are inundated with selfies, Facebook, Instagram and more. These images are usually mundane, sometimes thought provoking or beautiful, but more often we witness the horrific and the catastrophic.
This pervasiveness has challenged artists, both painters and photographers, to search for their own personal interpretation of “what is art.” In my painting I use personal subject matter from my own home, then consider form, line and color to bring order, peacefulness, and yes, even beauty.
Do we need even more images? I believe we need the hand and the eye of the artist to bring a human touch to this world of technology.