My art experience has been supported by many people from my origins in Placer County, and I have been so fortunate to have all of you people as friends and fellow travelers in our creative journey using up-cycled materials to create beautiful art. Thank you all for not only supporting me as an artist, but also for our shared appreciation of art and the environment. Although my journey thus far has been rich and fulfilling, I am looking forward to sharing our vision of art with more people and using new relationships and new environments to create an appreciation of people’s art.
The environment and people in the foothills of the Sierras has been a catalyst for inspiring a concept of art that attempts to reject any worn-out idea of what art is. The artist and the art lover can create their own idea of beauty and inspiration in a piece, and I want to experiment with other environments and people to further develop an appreciation of up-cycled, environmental art. As I travel to craft fairs, farmers markets, festivals, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants from Santa Cruz and San Diego, and then continue across this great country to Boston and back again, I believe that these different and varied places and people will add to the already rich experience of art.
Although I have a plan, I am hoping that this physical and creative journey will be as serendipity as the best creative process because of suggestions from the readers of my Facebook and web page (kermitmccourt.com). While I connect my experiences and discoveries through my continuing blogging, please continue sharing your ideas and suggestions of places to go so that I might receive inspiration and visions of environmental art.