People all over Paris are in LOVE... During a trip to Paris, I was inspired by the wall, Le mur des je t'aime ... a monument dedicated to love erected in the romantic garden of the Square Jehan Rictus Place des Abbesses in Paris Montmartre.
The work of art, created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito has became a meeting place for lovers of Love. It is a place where lovers write I LOVE YOU on the wall in many languages.
In a world marked by violence and dominated by individualism, walls, like frontiers, are usually made to divide and to separate people and to protect them from one another. On the contrary, Le mur des je t'aime (I love you : the wall is a link, a place of reconciliation, a mirror which reflects an image of love and peace downtown Paris Montmartre, in France. With over 311 written declarations in 250 different languages, I love You : The Wall has become a meeting place for lovers. This was the inspiration for my painting titled Le Mur des Je t'aime. Come see this painting and more of my new work at MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery this month.
RECEPTION: Friday Sept 15, 5 pm – 8:00 pm
ART EXHIBIT: “We Live In Wonder"
LOCATION: MichaelKate Interiors & Art Gallery132 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara CA 93101
SHOW DATES: Sept 14– Nov. 5, 2017 Santa Barbara, CA –
“We Live In Wonder”, featuring three artists: Jeanne Dentzel, Michele Zuzalek and Raj Naik. Curated by Jan Ziegler. Jeanne Dentzel paints colorful images that border on the surreal and collapse the differences between abstract and realism. Michele Zuzalek paints abstracted landscapes, worn surfaces and life memories. She takes the viewer to a contemplative place of part memory and part imagination. Raj Naik is interested in the dynamic that creates friction between the inner self and the outer world. His work includes zen minimalism and abstract expressionism. Please join the artists for a reception on Friday, Sept. 15, 5pm – 8:00 pm. The artists will be introduced individually to speak about their work at 6:00 pm. MichaelKate Interiors is open for the Funk Zone Art Walk on Friday, Sept 15, 5-8 pm and during MKI regular open hours: 10 am to 6 pm Monday – Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays.
Le Mur des Je t'aime
Mixed media on canvas