chARTwork Location: Alicia Alley behind Avondale Wine & Cheese
This wall piece contains a large portrait of Charles Darwin and many different real and imaginary animals and characters floating in the surrounding air. Many of the animals are derived from my other paintings. Darwin serves as the bridge between reality and imagination inviting the viewer to peek in, but not to disturb.
The piece speaks to the importance of combining creativity with hard perseverance and diligence. Creative thinking was necessary to synthesize Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and explain evolution, and it is our unique ability to think creatively that has allowed us to evolve as a successful and productive species. Creativity is necessary for us to evolve and progress. The painting also reveres Darwin’s stoic characteristics, while opening a world of dreamy playfulness. The hand gesture suggests a humble, quiet, and introspective nature, while his eyes exude an air of confidence, strength, and wisdom. Darwin serves as an ideal model for positive attributes, whose seriousness is balanced by the necessity of creativity, imagination and playfulness.
Sean Williams is from Beaufort, South Carolina and studied Studio Art and Art History at the College of Charleston. He currently works at Ahern’s Anvil creating metal work, and does a variety of commissioned artwork including murals, signs and portraits.
View more of Sean’s artwork at www.seanwilliamsstudios.com. Contact him directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 843.696.9977.
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