The Great Affair is a mixed media portrait that encourages adventure and travel.
I created the feature video above and was moved by a comment left on my Instagram post:
So beautiful! It made me think about the way we, as artists, can travel far, all around the world even, through books and creating from the muse in our mind.😊https://www.instagram.com/jenny_bilskie_smith/
Jenny made a connection between the painting and the role of us artists and writers. Her insights got me thinking about the way creativity expands our adventurous natures. How we can take others to places they may never get to visit in person through our creative works.
The background paper of The Great Affair is made from family travel photos from around the world.
The quote by travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, imparts the essence of the piece:
“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel sake. The great affair is to move.”Robert Louis Stevenson
If you’re an adventure lover moved by this painting, reproductions of The Great Affair are available on my Fine Art America Shop.
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2 Replies to “The Great Affair Mixed Media by JoDee Luna”
It beautiful JoDee! I love the curlers in her hair, she must be dreaming of traveling while getting ready to go to work!
Thank you, Lynnette. Interesting that it looks like curlers. It’s actually vintage navigational items, but I love your interpretation!