What a year! In the spring of 2020 we went from spending most of our time out of the home working, shuttling kids to sports, grabbing dinner on the go, to being stuck at home. We are all looking forward to getting back to normal, but some of the changes are here to stay.
Being forced to slow down has had some definite benefits. We now spend our time cooking our own meals, visiting with our neighbors and friends outdoors, and spending lots more time with our kids. We have figured out how to work from home and many of us are planning to stay at home instead of commuting back to our cubicles. All of this has made us look at our dwellings differently.
According to interior designers interviewed by Vogue magazine, the COVID-19 pandemic has got us looking for comfort, utility, durability, and joy in the items we put in our homes. We are embracing what has meaning and what lasts (think quality/antiques vs IKEA). This means forgoing the mass produced art of your big box store for original art.
You may think that original art is too expensive. Big box store prints may be cheap, but I would say you are getting more for your money when you invest in an emerging artist. Focusing on emerging artists allows you to acquire unique pieces that really speak to you at reasonable prices. Investing in the above Debbie Black original piece will:
✓ Allow you to know the story behind the art
✓ Add originality and energy to your home
✓ Start wonderful conversations with your guests
✓ Make you feel good
✓ Support the artist
Embrace Gallery was created to connect southern artists with everyday people who love art. We invite you to take a look at our artists by following @embracegallery on social and subscribe to our newsletter. We are looking forward to connecting you to artists whose work you love and can afford.