“Look at this art and
anything, good or bad and
hold on to it, cherish it
and then let it roam
free…” ~Fisher Lietz
If you did not already make the connection, Fisher is my son. Now I realize today’s post strays a bit from the main polymer clay focus of this blog… but I was just so moved by the meaningfulness of this piece, that I just HAD to share it with you all.
I guess I could do a tie in with my Mosaico Earrings from the other day… since they do have a somewhat similar look, but that would be a stretch :-)
Here’s a little background info about today’s post…
One day last week, Fisher pulled out the artwork from his backpack and placed it on the kitchen counter. When I saw the piece, I remarked right away that it was beautiful. He said it was made with one continuous line, and that he wrote an artist’s statement attached to the back. Then we headed off to school. It wasn’t until lunch that I really had a chance to look at it again.
Now Fisher hasn’t really considered himself to be an artist, at least not in the drawing or painting sense of the word. He tends to like to work more with his hands in a physical way, building Lego or making little Pokemon figurines out of polymer clay. He also loves to write, and is quite an intellectual when it comes to conversations.
When I read what Fisher wrote about his art, I was very moved. He put so much care and thought into the piece. This wasn’t just a cool picture with some lines and blocks of color. It was a true piece of inspired art. There was depth and meaning represented… about the connection between his art and his life.
Hopefully you will find some inspiration as well, from Fisher’s creativity. To look deeper inside. To know that even when you face adversity in your life, there will always be sparkling shards of color and joy mixed in amongst the shattered glass.
Artist: Fisher D. Lietz 2011
Title of Work: Shattered Glass
This piece of art shows that life is usually good hence the bright colors but it also shows that you can have bad stuff happen to you too, that’s why there are small amounts of darker colours like the black and grey. If something really bad happens like a close friend or relitive passes away the glass will shatter. The glass may shatter, but remember among that broken glass is brite colours you can never throw away.
Now for the way I did it, I used the multiple lines to give the art a more abstract feel; but with meaning. I want people to look at this art and remember something; anything, good or bad and hold on to it, cherish it and then let it roam free in their heads again, and always remember to be thankful to be alive.
~Fisher D. Lietz
Note: In the Art Marking Rubric chart filled out by the teacher, the symbols: NYM = Not Yet Meeting Expectations, MM = Minimally Meets Expectations, FM = Fully Meets Expectations and Exc = Exceeds Expectations. Way to go Fisher :-)