Why pay money for an original piece of art work, when you
can buy an inexpensive print?
When it comes right down to it, creating a piece of art is a
mystery. No artist, no matter how articulate, can explain why
a particular work of art was created. By buying an art work
you buy a piece of that mystery and have something that no
one else will ever have.
An original piece of art is a passionate creation, which not
only reflects the soul of the artist, but your soul as well,
because you chose it. Owning a piece of art instead of
owning a reproduction, is like having a person who is
important in your life actually in the room with you, rather
than having a photograph of that person on your desk. It
reflects a piece of you that you cherish and want to share
with the rest of the world.
For most people if they like a work of art, it is because it
profoundly affects them. It reminds them of a time in their
lives that was personally moving or important. And the exact
same piece of art work will mean totally different things to
different people, because every person is unique.
An original piece of art work can inspire lives and has the
power to nurture and nourish the spirit.
If you compare a room with bare walls to one with original
art work, the room with the original art work will be vibrant
and alive. People will want to visit that room, very much the
same way they want to visit museums, because the art work
touches their soul in a very personal way. It reminds them of
their humanity, of their significance in the world, something
that is lost is the business of everyday lives.
Original art is inspiring and moving; it helps people get up in
the morning, get through that meeting that they just didn’t
want to go to. It can give people the courage to go on,
because it expresses something wonderful and profound
about themselves, which they may not be able to articulate.
That’s why people say, “I don’t know why I bought this piece
of art, all I know is that I love it!”
© Mary Baker 2005