MY ART SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES THE TRADITIONAL NOTIONS OF BEAUTY IN ART

Ron Hall

Art to me can be found in ‘unexpected places’. I have deliberately chosen to use discarded beehives as a medium and to celebrate their beauty.

The challenge to a viewer comes from seeing beauty within these ordinary pieces of discarded materials. I am asking the viewer to forget the traditional constructs of art, to take the time to see a value in looking at their world in a different way. Possibly this a big ask, but as Leonard Cohen writes in his lyrics to his song ‘Anthem’ (1992)

“Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There’s a crack, a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in. “

Twenty years ago, I held a serious solo exhibition entitled ‘Unexpected Beauty – Unexpected places’ and, like Leonard Cohen, my anthem has remained the same…

“Forget your perfect offering…”

Commissions welcome, studio visits by appointment

Open on weekends during summer, 10am to 2.30pm.

All art © Ron Hall. Feel free to share but no commercial use without my permission.

MY ART SERIOUSLY CHALLENGES THE TRADITIONAL NOTIONS OF BEAUTY IN ART

Ron Hall

Art to me can be found in ‘unexpected places’. I have deliberately chosen to use discarded beehives as a medium and to celebrate their beauty.

The challenge to a viewer comes from seeing beauty within these ordinary pieces of discarded materials. I am asking the viewer to forget the traditional constructs of art, to take the time to see a value in looking at their world in a different way. Possibly this a big ask, but as Leonard Cohen writes in his lyrics to his song ‘Anthem’ (1992)

“Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There’s a crack, a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in. “

Twenty years ago, I held a serious solo exhibition entitled ‘Unexpected Beauty – Unexpected places’ and, like Leonard Cohen, my anthem has remained the same…

“Forget your perfect offering…”

Commissions welcome, studio visits by appointment

Open on weekends during summer, 10am to 2.30pm.

All art © Ron Hall. Feel free to share but no commercial use without my permission.