Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Your Lasting Impression

Isla Center for the Arts at UOG began the exhibit of the Rainbow Series of prints from French-born Japanese printmaker, Paul Jacoulet. This particular series of prints were the results of his tour of the Micronesia islands back around the 1930's/40's.

While enjoying and studying his prints at the exhibit (the one I posted here was my favorite), the thought popped into my head - Where will my works will be in 80 years?

Although we know that long after any artist is gone, their work stands the test of time long enough to make impressions on future generations. But even through we're armed with that knowledge...what contributions will we make?

What will our work say about us as a generation or even just about you as an individual?

It doesn't matter if you're a commissioned artist, a freelancer or a hobbyist - if someone was walking through your exhibit 80 years from now, what would they think?