Art as a companion

Art consultation 
Art is very personal and so before I search for pieces to add to a clients collection, I have to understand what they love, because paintings are going to live with the person. Art is like a companion. The space also dictates.
Before studying modern art and the history of the art market at Christie’s Education, New York, Victoria Meyers completed up a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, majoring in Public Relations. 
In 2009, my first art consulting assignment was to find an abstract expressionist painting to complement Helen Frankenthaler’s Book of Clouds. I had a color-field painting of pure abstraction, a room in an upstate New York residence, and a budget of $500,000.  
I feel like artists are the people who dedicate their lives to making society see another viewpoint, which can be life saving for some, and for others what they have seen or heard through an artists message may not mean anything until much later.
View over Monterey Bay from the University of Santa Cruz
View over Monterey Bay from the University of Santa Cruz
Ithaca by Constantine P Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
full of adventure, full of instruction.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon – do not fear them:
such as these you will never find
as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare
emotion touch your spirit and your body.
The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,
angry Poseidon – you will not meet them
unless you carry them in your soul,
unless your soul raise them up before you.
Ask that your way be long.
At many a Summer dawn to enter
with what gratitude, what joy –
ports seen for the first time;
to stop at Phoenician trading centres,
and to buy good merchandise,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensuous perfumes of every kind,
sensuous perfumes as lavishly as you can;
to visit many Egyptian cities,
to gather stores of knowledge from the learned.Have Ithaka always in your mind.
Your arrival there is what you are destined for.
But don’t in the least hurry the journey.
Better it last for years,
so that when you reach the island you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to give you wealth.
Ithaka gave you a splendid journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She hasn’t anything else to give you. And if you find her poor, Ithaka hasn’t deceived you.
So wise you have become, of such experience,
that already you’ll have understood what these Ithakas mean.

3 thoughts on “Art as a companion

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