handmade family picture
Using our hands – using our brain
I make handmade family pictures. Many people ask me why I still use a brush and real ink to paint… why don´t I just use the computer…
Well… because I can and want to use a brush and real ink.
Don´t get me wrong… I’m not against digital painting… How could I… there’s so many beautiful examples of digital art.
It’s just that I feel like it’s not the same thing.
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I believe this happens because our sense of humanity is deeply connected with our bodies. We tend to forget this, and think about human intelligence as a brain and head thing, but it really isn´t… It’s actually a very complex mazy between these two ( that are actually one) worlds : brain and body.
When I paint with a brush or a pencil I’m using as few steps as possible between me ( my energy and my feelings) and the painting. When I’m using a computer , even with a pen, there are too many steps to the final art, and I believe, somethings get lost along the way.
That’s one of the reasons why painting is much more valuable then a digital picture made in a computer.
My paintings are part of me, and part of my interpretation of a family, of a baby , with as little things in between as possible.
This portrait of a family of four ( mom, dad, baby and the dog) , was made with a black pen and watercolours.
Humans are special, not only, but also, because we are artists. Let’s celebrate it and support our humanity.