hey isavirtue readers. my name is kurt yalcin and i’m the community manager at ugallery.com, a curated online art gallery. i’ve been practicing my lowercase writing ever since meeting kaitlyn and i think i’m ready (it definitely requires a lot of patience). speaking of patience, kaitlyn has been so kind to the ugallery team and it’s a pleasure contributing to isavirtue.
the art i picked for this week’s art vs art comes from ugallery. in honor of autumn, i chose two artists that find inspiration from the forest. robert mullenix creates his scenes from photographs as an ironic comment on painting nature from a distance. his fascination with a tree’s beauty comes from his childhood on the tree-less plains of central illinois. jill saur, on the other hand, paints the trees standing in her backyard. perhaps it is the different vantage points of these two artists that creates the variance. regardless, both artists have a natural ability to capture the true essence of the tree.
which forest would you rather hike in?