Work is cast upon purchase, 50% non-refundable deposit required, 2-3 month lead time for casting. This idiom originates from one of Aesop's fables in which a farmer and his wife had a goose that laid one golden egg every day. The couple decided to butcher the goose as they thought its insides must be made of gold as well and then they can have all the golden eggs it held within. On killing the goose, they found that the bird was just the same as every other goose on the inside. "Art is a form of communication between the artist and the viewer. Art is about vision, and how that vision is expressed is what can create a strong emotional pull for the observer." I express myself through the medium of bronze which allows me to portray the extremes of the soft flow of water to the harsh asphalt pavement of our world. My artwork encompasses the pop theme of presenting commonplace objects as fine art. It is meant to engage the viewer and allow them to contemplate and pull from within, and for a moment disengage from the outside world. What you see is definitely not what you get. The act of creating is an emotional release; it centers, giving an inner peace which allows us to reflect not only on who we are, but how we think and feel. I realize now, that the pride of being an artist comes not from what one sells, but the inner peace one derives from the act of creating.
About The Gallery
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.