Description United We StandThe other day as I went to vote, I stood in line like many other fellow Americans awaiting a poll worker to processes me, so I can vote. She came and gave me a clipboard with the obligatory papers to fill out and sign. She came back took the paper, asked for my drivers license and we spoke a few words. It was something about the paper and I forgot to fill out a part. She looked at my drivers license and then asked me Wherre you from?Imagine a perplexed look on my face: I said, Isnt that on my drivers License?She said: No, I mean what country? Well being the nice polite person that I am, I simply gave her little run down of my International roots From Germany! I said.I am used to being asked that question, having lived here for over 20 years, I simply can not shake my accent. Which is neither German nor French and people have placed me from Australia, to France to Germany and some other nations. I understand peoples curiosity and I usually dont mind. I did find it odd that a poll worker would engage me in that sort of questioning. I like to think it was just her innocent curiosity.Its a funny concept the United Idea I mean. I often ponder the question, what does United mean. To me United is not the same as being the same thinking the same doing the same Talking the same, but it seems to be confused that way, by some anyway.Being Alike in order to unite? I find it a scary and boring concept. How does a real American dress? What does a real American sound like? Whoever figures this out, let me know, because to me the American Spirit is just that. Its an intangible spirit of Uniting and Reconciling all the different shaped and colors, sounds and gestures in to one picture. Its the spirit of knowing you can be different and its OK, but not only OK more so, in America differences are celebrated!
Ginette Callaway, Lovejoy Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement My main body of work consists of my Original Paintings in Oil & Watercolor and some Acrylics. You will also find modern graphic designs and abstract art. Before picking up the brush and getting myself messy with paint, my ultimate passion, I worked in graphic designs. On occasion I still like to sit in my design studio using my graphics software to create, it's a whole different approach. I incorporate parts of my original paintings or alter them to get something totally different.
I was born in Alsace France and from childhood on, I had Art and a Love for Nature and beauty in my blood. In my younger years I traveled and saw a bit of the world. After moving to the Unites States I became a full time artist with collectors from all over the world.
My website for original paintings is ginettecallaway.com
For commission inquiries please contact me at ginette [!at] ginettefineart.com