We’re All Virtually Here


This pandemic has been hard on all of us. In the old days, an artist used to spend a lot of times at shows. We would get all dressed up, go stand next to our artwork when it was on exhibition, chat with the locals, and pay particular attention to anyone who might remotely look like a collector. Even if we didn’t sell anything that night, a lot of time was spent drink in hand/small talk rolling off tongue. Good times! Fast forward to today. COVID has everything locked down. There’s no more small talk, no more drinking and socializing with friends, heck in a lot of cases no more galleries even. What is an artist to do? 

Enter the concept of the virtual room. Virtual rooms! Who knew this was a thing, right? Here we have a fake room, but one that we can use to show off our artwork. It’s a little vignette of what the artwork might look like actually hanging on the wall. How fun is that, right? 

Now, some of you might not know this, but I started out life as a print photographer. What that means is that I’m all setup to print any of my images really at the drop of a hat. I’m so used to printing my work that I even shoot in the field with printing in mind. If I see something that looks like it won’t print well, I don’t take the shot. Yes, hard to believe, but that’s little ole me. Given the nature of being a print photographer, I’m not surprised at how my images look all “printed” matted and framed in the “virtual” room. It’s kind of what I might expect. I’m also the first to recognize that, for somebody who is not used to printing, to looking at prints and the like, the “virtual room” is a godsend. It allows you to see the art in the way it will look should you opt to purchase it for your own setting. It allows you to see it to scale, set in a room, the way it would naturally be, not like some little icon in a list on a webpage. 

I’ve made some virtual rooms from my artwork and will share them with you, so you can see what it’s like to have a print fill a space. This is “Blue Door” from my website available at the following link: https://www.carolslittleworld.com/warehouse-open-edition-prints/art_print_products/bluedoor-3267?product_gallery=82581&product_id=3335943

It’s an image I took in Santorini in the town of Oia. Greek architecture and its finest, I hope you like it as well, regardless of where you see it-in the virtual room or perhaps one day in a real one.

Until next time…

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