Sometimes the Waiting is the Hardest Part: Brett Amory

9 Apr

Does it ever seem like you are always waiting for something?  An answer to a question, a check in the mail, the pizza to be delivered.  At times, it can feel like life is just a series of waitings.  Oakland artist Brett Amory has created an entire series of work based on the monotony and futility of our waiting.

Waiting #66, oil on wood panel, 48x48

There are times when we get so caught up in anticipating what we are waiting for that we miss out on what is happening right in front of us.

Waiting #54, oil on wood panel, 48x24

It’s easy to get caught up in what might be around the next corner or where that next bus might take us.

Waiter #10, oil on mylar, 14x17

What might happen if we all lived a little more in the moment?  Instead of tapping our feet in impatience, let’s look around at where we are while we are waiting and those we are waiting with.  We may find that we love where we are.

Waiting #71, oil on wood panel, 48x48

Waiting #64, oil on wood panel, 71x48

To see more of Brett Amory’s work, please visit his website.  What are you waiting for? 😉

Featured image is Waiting #77, oil on wood panel, 96×48.  All images are via the artist’s website.

3 Responses to “Sometimes the Waiting is the Hardest Part: Brett Amory”

  1. Ken Hamilton April 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Like his work, cool!

  2. Kate Baird (@katelynbrooke88) April 10, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    These paintings are gorgeous! I love the muted colors.

  3. olivier1992art April 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Truly love this artist, discovered him a few moths a go, I love the vagueness of the pictures and the misty atmosphere.. It seems like an empty world.. A world where there are no rules but those that get painted by there maker (the painter). It seems like it’s to still, there’s some strange feeling I get watching these, it makes me feel like it’s to peaceful, so peaceful it get’s unstable and anything could happen in an instance.

    The upper picture reminds me of Edward Hopper.

    Really love this, so intriguing work. Love to see some paintings of him hanging over in Belgium.

    Thanks again for the lovely post.

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