- Maria Parenteau
- My work is the fruit of who I am. Does not matter if I like it or not, I am an artist. It comes from an intrinsic need..it is my imagination pulsing to come alive... I create an image and call that the essence of my soul and allege that it is just enough to explain everything else in my whole life. Now at this stage of my existence, I am far away from the time when these things may caused me embarrassment. What? An artist? What do you mean by that? I mean an artist, just an artist It is simple like that.
Monday, June 4, 2012
When the gallery was being born I started to bring the birds slowly. First I brought the hamming birds, they felt so comfortable and loved the space so much that they scared me when they flew away unimaginably fast from one wall to another stopping for a second here and there in a crazy high speed dancing.
The American Kestrel came right after. It demanded a special place, it wanted to be seeing from far away, it was so "eagle" to see people that I have to place it at window for a awhile.
The Pelicans behaved as if they lived on that space forever, they kept floating silently on the top of the wall too close to the window almost giving the impression that they were flying away.
I placed the "Hiding a Secret' on the back of the right wall, it stayed there not knowing that nobody was interested in what it had to disclosure anymore. Very close to it is "The Number 33 and 34" is shinning like a star, it is difficult to see the other birds around it.
In the middle of everything I placed the surfboards and all those colors started to play with people's eyes like in a kaleidoscopic trip.
So finally I brought the master pieces.
The yellow of 'Serenity' blended the atmosphere so well that all around one could feel chills of joy. But was when I placed 'The Winter Sparrows and The Japanese Ladies" that everything came alive like magic. It overshadowed everything; everybody that entered the Gallery could experience the magnetic effects that this amazing piece or art causes on people. It is really nice seeing that the Japanese ladies are really hidden and people only find then after I tell the story behind it.
Oh my!!! look at me describing with a cold heart artist how I put my birds to be sold in this 2012 California's Spring. I have to tell you that 'Fleeing From Myself'' is no longer here, it flew away even before the grand opening and now is part of a local art collector's wall.
It is what it is is....and it is a fact that the first things came first.
The Bird Rock Art Gallery/Studio is located at 5785 La Jolla BLVD La Jolla Ca - 92037