NattyMoments can best be described as a virtual art gallery. A space where I share my work and express myself as an artist. It is also a journal to reflect on my artistic journey. You can find my different work by visiting my galleries and if you are curious who writes all of this, you can find some information about myself in my biography.
"Don't create what your eyes see. Rather create what your soul feels."
What is art? This is a question I have been trying to find an answer to for ages. A question that is technically impossible to answer as it is, first of all, highly subjective and secondly, not something we can really answer by thinking rationally about. Yet, I would like to give you an idea of what art is to me. So maybe people start to understand why one chooses to devote his or her life to it.
I suppose when I break it down, art is the expression and manifestation of the human soul. The realm of the immortal, immaterial and spiritual energy that connects and runs through all life on this planet and the universe. This energy is the essence of all art. Poetry, painting, photography, film, sculpturing – it does not matter. It is about being a part of something that is bigger than bones, flesh, tissue or simply put, all matter, down to atoms. We lose ourselves in space and time by tapping into it. I think the true art of art lies in its creation.
I got to a point in my life where I needed to make sense of this world, to understand this beautiful thing we call life. At that point, art moves from being something incomprehensible and becomes sustenance. Art is one of the few things that fundamentally expresses who we are and the world we live in. The beauty found in our souls is being transcended into art and we marvel at it, we lose ourselves in it. And for a moment all the pain and suffering, negativity all together, is gone. We find the silence within us. We can breathe. Art is life.