Monday, November 30, 2009

Songs of Optimism by Virginia Broersma

Songs of Optimism

"I've been working on a series of double portraits this year in which the goal is to present opportunities for stories. A single portrait seems to be about the person, but a double portrait has more to do with the interaction between the two people. This is the latest piece in the series and it is titled "Songs of Optimism." Each piece in this series stimulates different reactions in the viewers; with this one, people have seen strength, pain, hope, ecstasy... everyone has a different assumption of what the subjects are feeling, experiencing and thinking about. It is this aspect of this series that intrigues me - the possibility for many stories to come from one image; for many meanings to come from one piece of art." - Virginia Broersma