I love the moment in an art gallery, when I forget where I am, when the room I am in gets quiet, even if it is filled with dozens of people. It is almost as if white noise fills my ears. It is the moment I see a piece of art that transports me away from where I am for a few seconds.
It can be almost any piece from any era, a painting or a sculpture, folk art or impressionism, modern or classic. There are just certain pieces that stop me in my tracks.
Seeing pieces like that in person are always best, but I love the internet for introducing me to artists I would otherwise miss; and for guiding me to the doorway of their own little museums. The artist of the piece above, which I am aching to own, is Duy Huynh. I think I am now his biggest fan. Please check out more of his work on the Etsy site, and the other locations below.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/larkandkey/ (see prints in side bar, you can also see all of Duys work from the current exhibit - One Year)