The Boan of Art

Peering into the Canvas

Fox Kerry
2 min readJan 13, 2023
“Some Rescue”, artpiece by this writer via Foxbleedstudios

All art is a story.

Every creator is saying something.

But we don’t always get it at first. It’s embedded. The meaning or narrative is baked in — infused. Half of the fun at galleries is asking your friends which pictures speak to them and what are they saying.

Every so often … you meet a smart, informed docent. If you’re particularly blessed … you get to meet the artist. And if it’s really your lucky day … you meet a painter who can speak about their art.

I mean any of them can … or should be able to. Just like every person is a writer … if they’ll just learn how to talk on paper (or screen).

But some artists are timid souls. Even awkward. Really only wanting … the smearings and dabbings to complete the dotwork of narrative for its audience. And that’s okay. It’s actually natural for a sculptor of tale and form (or even poetry) to stand on its own legs. And that is ideal. But it’s not the only way. Sometimes it’s cool for the creative and the lover of art to have a conversation — to build a bridge. For even the viewer may sometimes bless the artisan with some meaning they picked up … in a piece … that author only halfway knew they put there.

I am one of those artists who wants to know how their work touches the world — even…



Fox Kerry

If you paint for me even one thing which is true, perhaps I’ll be tempted to consider two. I tell tales poetically, someone else needs to set them to music.