these paintings by travis smith (aka mr. purty) just make me smile. i love how the robots have feelings and big hearts on their chests-- it's ironic, because robots aren't supposed to have feelings, right? plus, it makes me think about the ways we live our lives-- sometimes i feel a bit like a robot, just going through the motions of life, but we are people! with feelings! isn't that joyous? let's embrace it!
here is what travis has to say about these paintings:
a lot of people say my robots look sad. i never set out intentionally to make them sad, but maybe it's an unintentional reflection of my mood when i painted them. with these i set out to purposely make them a little happier. abundance - for me that means taking a minute to realize what you have instead of what you don't have. by no means am i the best at doing that, but i try. in the words of ferris beuller: "life moves pretty fast. you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
life does move fast. i want to enjoy it- how about you?