Art is a wonderful form of self-expression. And by now, you can tell it is a key component of our design. Most often people assume that art comes with a unattainable price tag and it deters them from even beginning their hunt for the perfect piece. We're here to tell you that couldn't be further from the truth! All it takes is getting a bit creative!
The piece featured above was purchased at a student silent auction at the University of Alberta. Students chose to participate in a fundraiser for the art department and each donated a piece they had completed. We fell in love with the portrait style of this 'unfinished' piece. To us, it did just what we want all our art to do.. it let our imaginations run wild!
One of the biggest takeaways here is that people can spend hundreds on art prints - versions of the originals. And sometimes, yes it makes sense..if there is a print you love (and the original sits in the Louvre!) or perhaps if it is a graphic piece with a bold text statement. But truth be told, there is something to be said about owning 'original' art - that only hangs on your walls. It becomes apart of your story, it becomes a form of your self-expression and most importantly, you get to show it off to all of your house guests! So next time take a chance on an 'up and coming' artist..chances are they are full of talent and the moment others discover them you'll never be able to afford their original works anyways!