When I Found Art, I Found Me • by Seth Apter
Traveling with Eyes Open
Art came to me and I came to art “later” in life. It was not an interest for me growing up, nor in my early years as an adult. But the beauty of life is that the path we take has twists and turns. And oh so many choices along the way. It is my belief that opportunities abound and each person needs to travel with open eyes and be ready to seize the moment when given the chance.
When Art Entered my Life
I may be one of the few people who can pinpoint a moment in time when art truly entered my life as a permanent resident. It was almost 12 years ago, on June 10, 2000. I had recently been divorced and was traveling on my own in Vancouver, BC. I was in a place, literally and figuratively, that I had never been before. I stepped into a gallery there and met artist and gallery owner Patricia Larsen. That fateful meeting changed the direction of my life and has led me to be the artist I am today.
A Time of Transition
My embrace of the artist within me came at a very challenging point in my life: a time of transition and a time when I needed to find my footing and a new direction. I did not realize it in the moment but I had been a bit lost in that period of my life. And I have to say that when I found art … I also found me.
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