Trip of Our Youth: My intent was to create a series of paintings that celebrate children and their spirit of fun and joy. Three small, individual children are featured on a grand scale, stressing the importance of children within our society. Subtle cloud background conveys images related to each child's life. As a reward to the patient viewer, each painting contains a hidden word. The word puzzle engages a sense of play. Clues are in the individual titles of the paintings.
Sensitive to the fact that not everyone has a happy childhood, I tried to capture a care-free essence; to create a respite for those who suffer, to share my own feelings of a happy childhood, and to re-create the fun of imagining shapes within clouds. Each painting stands on its own, but celebrates diversity when together. The name, "Trip of Our Youth" evolved from the word triptych (three paneled art), also refers to the journey of life. I specifically labeled them "Our Youth", because I hope the viewer feels invested in children and connects with their exuberance for life.
Each painting is 5 ft high by 4 ft wide. Each $7,000 Group Asking price: $21,000 Taxes & Shipping are extra.
HISTORY: Salvation Army Kroc Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 2015 - Present, On LOAN ART Walk Central, 2014, Art Reach, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, First Place People's Choice Award, August 1 - 23rd, 2014. After Artprize Show, Frames Unlimited Gallery 28th Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan ARTPRIZE, 2013, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 18th - October 6th, 2013.
I would like to have Trip of Our Youth tour the country until it is purchased. Please contact me if you are interested in having these paintings come to your city, school, institution, or business.
"Trip of Our Youth" First Place People's Choice Award winner at ART Walk Central in Mount Pleasant, Michigan!
My oil series, Trip of Our Youth, won the First Place People's Choice Awardat ART Walk Central 2014 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. http://www.artwalkcentral.comI was awarded with a monetary gift of $4,000! That money helped fund Perception V Reality.
TRIP of OUR YOUTH was in ArtPrize 2013 at The Grand Rapid's Children's Museum!
Don't remember seeing Trip of Our Youth during Artprize in 2013?
If you don't remember seeing it, it may be because the city had torn up the park in front of it. There was a crane right in front of my artwork in the windows of The Children's Museum! My "prime spot" was completely blocked off visually, and there was an awkward fenced in walkway practically hiding my artwork. I took this from across the street. The paintings are in the 3rd set of windows (count awnings) from the right, ground floor. Yes, a little frustrating. That's okay, it incited me to enter ArtWalk Central, and win there!
ARTPRIZE Television Appearance:
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:58 AM, Rosanne Coty and "Trip of Our Youth" appeared in three live TV interview segments on FOX 17 in Grand Rapids! Here is the link to the online videos. Click the correlating number to view:
Bring Your Little Picasso to Kids’ Art Fest
ArtPrize 2013 at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Sunday Funday: ArtPrize at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum