Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Power of Revolutionary Art

Here I am wandering around the Napa Valley Ruins & Gardens Tour, hosted by the American Canyon Arts Foundation

I was quoted in the American Canyon Eagle this week, talking about the power of revolutionary art!

Some of the visitors on Saturday, like Petaluma artist Tristy Taylor, would be pleased if the city left the site as is with its graffiti, towering weeds and abundant plant life. “I think it’s beautiful,” said Taylor, whose own work includes painting, sculpting and embroidery. “I’m glad I got to see it now, today, in this decaying archaic form. It really reminds me of visiting the Greek ruins.” Hearing that the development project may include new art on the site, Taylor said she’s happy that commissioned work is part of the plan. But that’s not the same thing as having “free-form, revolutionary, out-of-the-box, in-the-moment creativity displayed on the walls here. I’m glad they’re thinking about including artists in the new development,” said Taylor. “But it’s not going to feel like this feels, and that’s a loss.”

I love these little moments of connection and inspiration.

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