Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Discovering Beauty

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must 
     carry it with us or we find it not.

                                                                                - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Allow me to introduce you to my very good friend, fellow blogger and sailor, Lara Neece.  In addition to what I just mentioned, she is also an artist - and an incredibly talented one at that.  The picture above is a picture of one of her 4 x 4 wooden panels.  I also own two of her hand-printed tee shirts.  Though I could try to describe her work, she says it best in her artist's statement: 

My artwork explores the cognizance of the living and human perceptions of and connections to nature. The vitality of life fascinates me, including my own hyper awareness of its existence. Daily I am reminded of the complexity and beauty of nature, and I often seek to relate my perceptions of the world to the perceptions of other living species. In this manner, I continually work to understand and reconnect with the natural world both as an artist and as an individual.  I have found that the process of creating artistic works encourages a heightened sense of awareness and a greater understanding of the world around me.

Please check out her work.  It is inspiring, beautiful and unique.  If you buy a print of hers (or better yet, a panel!) - you will be supporting an artist and a fellow sailor to achieve her dreams and, perhaps, inspire your own.

Thank you Lara, for your company, your friendship and your art.  All are beautiful!


Brittany & Scott


Lara said...

Thank you, Brittany. Miss you and Scott already. Fair winds and safe passage!

Chani said...

AMAZING artwork! Can't wait to check out her site.

Bill said...

I just read Lara's interview with "Newly Salted" before stopping in at your blog. Truly some really nice and inspired work! I like the t-shirts she has on the forest and fin website.

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