Did you ever notice how artwork becomes invisible? You hang it on your wall and it looks great! After a month or so it has disappeared. You don’t see it any more. It has become part of the furnishings.
This is the way of our visual interpretation of the world. We tend to notice new things in our environment more. We see change.
As an antidote to this effect of disappearing artwork, rotation is the key. Move your artwork around. A new wall, a different room, a movable easel. You will be surprised at how when moved to a new location your art will re-appear. You will see new things in it, perhaps a new interpretation.
This is why you want to own a collection of work. It makes the process easy. So you say; well… I’m not rich, I can’t own that much art. Here is a cost-effective solution. You may have read my recent post about Turning Art. It is an easy way to revolve art on a budget. If you want to try Turning Art at home, or perhaps at work, I am offering free 3 month trials if you contact me. Or go to RVJart.com and perhaps something will catch your eye?
This is true about our perception in all of life, and it’s great that you have offered some solutions. We could broaden this to include areas other than art, such as our surroundings and even our relationships. it’s as if “familiarity breeds invisibility”. Thank you!
Thanks for expanding on this Ginger, I agree totally.
Would you believe that our beloved Miss Jane actually notices things inside and out that were not there before? Interesting how this transcends….. I have to work on moving my “art collection”. I rotate one or two but some have been in the same spot for 14 years. Thanks for the food for thought.
If you don’t know Ernest, he’s speaking about his dog “Miss Jane”. And thank you WACFW for the drink for thought 🙂