Through art Carolyn Beehler continues to explore the places she loves after her travels. Carolyn turns post-travel blues into positive new perspectives. Enlightened by the lives of people across the world, her artworks remind us that travel is more than escapism, that we should see new places and artifacts with extra detail and to fully absorb them until they become a part of us. Adventures that are slow, examined and permeated are always better than the hurried tours. Art and travel promotes improved, longstanding relationships with people and cultures. It’s true what Agnes Repplier said: “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.”
It’s no surprise that we all have an appetite for adventure — travel is the world’s biggest industry. Travel can be more than sightseeing, travel is only the beginning. It’s unexpected when you find when the nondescript service station more admirable than the guidebook monuments, and most moving, the lovelorn goodbyes of strangers at the station. Art and travel reminds us that we live a perpetual parting of ways, an endless flux of distance and proximity. Browse art that inspires you to venture out on the coldest days, to appreciate the unanticipated, to linger on every experience, then return with something valuable.
Find your way… or make one!
Andrea Hrnjak juxtaposes beautiful and mysterious women with wild animals, so delicately executed, they evoke innocence and sensuality at the same time. Andrea weaves gentle graphite and selective choices of color in magical ways. They conjure up a sense of wanderlust buried in all of us. We’re infatuated by the soft, youthful faces as well as the impulsive, tribal imagery. There’s a sense of allure about the wild and an air of fragility that makes these images so consoling and gorgeous. Her works take us to a spellbinding, breezy wonderland — as if to remind us, it’s important to let a little bit of wildness happen!
Chrysa Koukoura‘s meticulous large-scale drawings capture the inquisitiveness of youth and wanderlust, with just the right amount of oddity to draw the viewer in for a closer look. Her stripped down black and white pen works feel genuine and instinctive. From stylized cities to quirky animals to strange visions of mountains, we can sense the hand of the artist and her traveling heart. Her subjects are thoroughly studied but infused with immediacy and a nonchalant flair. The subtle abstraction in Mountainscape, Birth and Circular Mounstainscape show the charm and adventure of a young traveler wanting to learn about the world, traveling for fulfillment.
We’ve all felt that pull after we’ve returned home from a foreign place — the itch to keep on exploring. Each new place has it’s own unique energy and glorious wonders. We feel more connected to our fellow human beings. The contagious ambition to live life to the fullest captivates us. Wanderlust engages the mind, heart, and spirit in a lifelong process of discovery. There is no end to the wonders if only we seek them! Artist members on Stew reach far and wide, from all corners of the globe. Here are our top picks and favorite quotes to feed your sense of wanderlust and to help inspire your next adventure!