Via the web, I’ve become aware of many artists I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. If I had to pick just one site that has contributed to this awareness, it would be the excellent Drawn! blog. But a recent post on that very blog draws attention to the other side of the story.
… what I am seeing… is a move to art that reads well online. It is my hope that the Stephen Biestys of the world don’t find their talents neglected as everyone gets caught up in digital media and forgets there’s that other, ancient way of looking at pictures: intimately, with the original or a good facsimile in our lap, getting lost in the world of a complex image that takes more than 15 seconds to absorb.
After reading the post, I was particularly glad that we went to Brookline Open Studios last weekend, and that we bought an original work there.