Day 3 on the blog with Alex Radin and he explains how he uses “captured moments” to create compelling artwork.
“Wonder” 60″ x 41″ Oil on Panel
“In the Proximity series, including the works at the gallery, I wanted to capture the moments in life that arrest us, moments that are seared into our minds forever. There have been very specific ones over the years that stand out for me. Many of them have happened when I have traveled to different places. Often when we are out of our everyday elements, we are more aware of these moments; we are actually looking for them.Yet, they occur every day and my desire is to look for them in the ordinary as well as the unusual. There are so many moments in our lives that are really precious; they are times that can’t be traded for anything. Moments of discovery, revelation, bravery, kindness, beauty, joy, authenticity, mystery and wonder.
My hope is that I will continue to recognize these moments more and more, that I will take the time to pause and take in the goodness while it is happening and not to forget it and that I will be able to effectively share these moments with others. It is easy as a dad of four children to forget to live in the present. I may be thinking about things that are really not that important in the grand scheme of things and miss out on experiencing things that I will never get to experience again with my children. I don’t want to miss one moment of the shared joy of seeing them discover something for the first time.”