For the past few years, I’ve regularly featured art on the front door to our home.
I’m not sure how many people actually see it, but it’s my way of adding original art to a world that sometimes lacks originality.
I believe that art has an authenticity that’s only appreciated when it can be viewed, up close and in real life.
Here’s one of the collages I displayed on my front door:
Sometimes I change the art daily. Sometimes weekly. Now and then, I may leave a statement piece – art with a strong message – on my door for a few weeks. It varies with my mood, as well as my schedule.
Here’s some other, original art – with messages hoping to encourage neighbors in challenging situations – that I’ve displayed on our front door:
Of course, what I display also varies with my mood, and whatever I’m working on, creatively.
Not long after that, I saw an article about another artist with an even better idea, her Little Free Art Gallery.
Where we live, that’s not entirely practical, but I do love the concept. I may create my own version at our next home… wherever that is.
But mostly, I’m always looking for ways to share original art – in real life – with lots of people, in unexpected settings.