I have always felt that art is best experienced in the home - as something to live with - to savor and get to know. Art transforms through time. It can be something as simple as the morning light moving into evening or the slower changes of warm and cool light through the seasons. Colors shift, shapes evolve, nuances surface, and relationships reveal themselves. As we become more attentive and attuned to a work of art, we too transform; new thoughts appear… and disappear, new feelings arise, and relationships form. But this kind of engagement doesn’t happen in museums or galleries. It can’t.
And yet, the vast majority of art is unavailable to most people simply because of its price. Art is expensive - and cost is a gatekeeper. But the price of art is an arbitrary marker of value and significance. It’s not real.
I have always been bothered by this, which is why I have decided to sell all of my work from 2023, 28 small paintings (normally priced at $2,000 - $2,500 per painting), for just $250 each. This sale is my attempt to move the needle one small bit by stepping out of the “price equals value” game.
The real value of art is in the experience - and this usually takes time.
Sales website: https://carl-jennings-art.square.site/
*The page link opens at 9 am (HST), on November 25th, 2023