Why buy an original piece of art work, when you can buy an inexpensive print? When it comes right down to it, creating a piece of art is a mystery. No artist, no matter how articulate, can explain why a particular work of art was created. By buying an art work you buy a piece of that mystery and have something that no one else will ever have.
An original piece of art is a passionate creation, which both reflects the soul of the artist, and your soul, because you chose it. Owning a piece of art instead of owning a reproduction, is like having a person who is important in your life actually in the room with you, rather than having a photograph of that person on your desk. It reflects a piece of you that you cherish and want to share with the rest of the world.
Original art was once considered something that was attainable only by the very rich. Nowadays, just about anyone can commission a piece of work, or acquire an original piece of real art from a real artist. The prices are often are well within the reach of everyday art shoppers.
Not only can you easily find a piece of art that you will treasure for the long term, you will also have the opportunity to buy something that is genuinely special. Since more and more items we purchase on a daily basis are mass produced, with little to no uniqueness, having something that is one of a kind and made personally is harder to find and more personal. Buying original art work gives you the satisfaction of knowing that no one else has the exact same item, which is most definitely a rarity today
For most people if they like a work of art, it is because it profoundly affects them. It reminds them of a time in their lives that was personally moving or important. And the exact same piece of art work will mean totally different things to different people, because every person is unique. An original piece of art work can inspire lives and has the power to nurture and nourish the spirit.
If you compare a room with bare walls to one with original art work, the room with the original art work will be vibrant and alive. People will want to visit that room, because the art work touches their soul in a very personal way. It reminds them of their humanity, of their significance in the world, something that is lost in the business of everyday lives.
Original art is inspiring and moving; it helps people get up in the morning, get through that meeting that they just didn’t want to go to. It can give people the courage to go on, because it expresses something wonderful and profound about themselves, which they may not be able to articulate. That’s why people say, “I don’t know why I bought this piece of art, but I know I love it!”