When you see something that touches you deeply! When it stops you in your tracks! When these two things happen you are on the verge of owning an object of immense satisfaction to your inner self. A good piece of artwork offers something unique to who you are and will bring long lasting satisfaction. It will also be part of your legacy that will contribute to the satisfaction of others near to you. It will be there for you as long as you live. It will tell your descendants what fired your soul. It will tell them who you were.
A good piece of art will, in all likelihood, intensify those initial sensations of deep satisfaction, the more that you enjoy it. It will do so because the first elements will always exist in it, but over time you will discover other aspects that will bring meaning and satisfaction.
I came across an anonymous quote: “When buying from an artist you’re buying more than an object…. you are buying a piece of a heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life”. This is the same heart and soul and moment in life that is somehow intricately interwoven with your heart and soul and moments in your own life.
These soul-satisfying experiences will capture you, not only at the time you stop to gaze at it, but in future moments over the course of your lifetime.