Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day Dreaming

Today I am going to do something I haven't done on this blog before which is feature an artist. {and friend} I have known him since the 5th grade!...

Allow me to introduce Gareth

This photo of us was taken in the 9th grade. (So long ago!!!)

Gareth now works for a publishing company and in his spare time he is an artist. Working with graphic arts and also pencil and paper. Gareth is totally a free spirit - traveling the world and experiencing the most out of life. Something I have always been completely envious of! I think his free spirit really comes through in this piece of art....

This is hands down my favorite piece by him.

I love art that pulls you in and makes you think...Art that makes you question - What is this guy day dreaming about? Art that makes you wonder - What is setting him free? And art that makes you imagine...Art that makes you relate...

For me, when I look at this art, I wonder where he is escaping to in his head. An exotic place? Back in time? To a lover? It just makes me think and makes me imagine, I love that!

Please feel free to leave a comment and let me {and Gareth} know what you think!

Thanks Gareth for allowing me to feature your artwork


Kevin Davis said...

Yeah that is sick - love it. My contextualization would be the prison like dude (me in my current job, cube life, tapping away on my pc) and daydreaming of what I'm passionate about.

That's a great piece. Did I miss where his portfolio is located? Flickr, blog - somewhere?

Heather Nicole said...

Thanks for sharing Kevin - I can definetly relate that...kinda goes with the evolution of man on your blog :)

I belive he does have one - I will post an update as soon as I get it.

Thanks again Kevin!

David Richardson said...

That is really a cool piece. Seems to be a very talented artist!

Thanks for sharing this, Heather.