2014 Realism Art Exhibition – MyArtContest.com
Stephen Spiller – Long Island, NY
Sometimes individual lives are directed by defining, powerful, moments which become the source of passions acted upon in ways both apparent and hidden. What that defining moment turns out to be, however, can be obvious or not. And when it is not, acting out is the evidence that such an event or events occurred.
My interest is social, political, and cultural subtexts that offer a window into understanding how contemporary life is shaped and lived. My work explores those subtexts by focusing on singular, powerful moments driving individual passions as well as on manifestations of that passion originating from an unstated, suppressed, or otherwise hidden event.
Stated in different language, we are the product of our experiences. I want to recognize, and thereby value, individual events, i.e. those experiences – as if to say: “Hey, look! This moment is part of the larger, cohesive experience of me, not something to shed or discard as so much detritus.” I think each day’s events are worthy of being collected, and neatly preserved, as if in a suitcase, rather than summarily x-ing the day off on a calendar with black magic marker as it marches on by.
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