Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ahh, The Land of Cake

Art collectors buy touchstones. They buy trophies. They buy art that reflects some part of themselves. It sets up a resonance. Look on your walls. You will see parts of yourself looking right back at you. I started painting cakes over a year ago. Who knew that people really needed and wanted cake in their lives and on their walls? Well they do, and we do. Look at art through the ages. You'll find ample supplies of food paintings. Rich, abundant, succulent food, painted by the masters.

All art is food of a sort. It is there when we most need nourishment, renewal, fortification. Inspiration. Support for an endeavor.

These cakes are special cakes, made by request. They will serve a most important purpose. That is between my client and me, but let me just say this, they will serve this client as they served me, because they are actually more, much more than cake. They are the idea behind the cake. And there's the challenge. Yes, cake, but transcendence too. So they will be especially embued with as much spiritual, exuberant content as I can muster. Form and color, textures, contrasts, choices, all come to the service of an idea. A delicious one at that.

And yes, I now have something Rrred to paint. We're smiling here. Brush is just finishing his Tai Chi, " Ahhh, cake", says he, "Let's get to it."

What kind of talisman do you have near you? What kind of art do you live with?


ParisBreakfasts said...

Can't wait!!!!
how true that cake has many references besides the tastebuds!
in total agreement on this issue!!!

Janice C. Cartier said...

I think it is a great way to usher in the holiday...I am so excited, odd that.. it's like being given a present...Love your fancy garlanded desserts today... have to go back and look again.

Artist Unplugged said...

Hey Janice, first time visitor, but I will be visiting regularly! Really like the cake paintings. I haven't painted any cakes but I made two for Thanksgiving, one of them, a carrot cake.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Thanks for stopping by. We just needed some cake. Tis the season. Carrot cake is about my personal favorite.

ParisBreakfasts said...

Cake ready yet???

Janice C. Cartier said...

Just posted. :-)

A Brush with Color said...

Joe doesn't care for cake but I say it's food for the gods. These look to die for. Good Lord you're killing me here.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Just got back from more cake land....going to be fun. Poor Joe...probably has some other fave. We'll take cake for now.