Has Art Ever Spoken to You?
June 29, 2010
Determined by Lisa Kattenbraker
Has art ever spoken to you? You know, the image literally jumps off the page and speaks directly to you and your life experiences; tugs on your heart strings and causes some weird water like substance to fall from your eyes? Have you ever had this experience? I’m happy to say that I have had this experience, most recently this past week when my husband and I attended the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City. Here I met Lisa Kattenbraker and most instantly fell in love with both her, her work, and the medium of batik.
The print above is the image I purchased for my new studio slash office, which is being remodeled by my wonderful husband as we speak. The piece is titled She was always prepared for what she suspected might be just around the corner. This is the image that brought tears to my eyes as my baby screamed and my husband kindly asked me to “just pick one already.”
What a hopeful and inspiring message.
I can’t wait to hang this beautiful masterpiece, so that everyday, happy or gray, it can speak to me again, and tell me my future.