Possibilities . . . . .
pos-si-bil-i-ty' . . . . a noun . . . the state of being . . . .
synonyms : prospect, chance . . .
To me. . . . . possibility sometimes means a leap of faith. Possibilities can open
brand new worlds.
My mantra ~ Open yourself to possibilities.
Had I not opened myself to an opportunity to visit the art gallery of Glenn Marisue, I would
have missed out on a very interesting, inspiring and refreshing day.
Situated on Lake Rd. West in Saybrook, Ohio on the lakeside of the road
and down a drive and situated right on the lake is his Gallery, Studio and home.
Opening a small drift wood and grapevine sculptured gate, one enters the Gallery.
True to Oriental custom, one removes their shoes and leaves them at the door. Adding to
the quiet and peacefulness of the gallery space is pure white carpeting and a large
exhibition and collection of his still life and figurative paintings for "the
affluent collector with discriminating taste".
His art is museum quality; but, it is also not without controversy . In my opinion,
art is subjective; rarely do people see a piece in the same way.
Nudity and eroticism have been a part of art since the beginning of time.
We leave the Gallery and venture outside. First stepping into a part of his
Japanese gardens; and, I immediately felt the peace and desire to sit on one of the
benches and meditate. He does the sculpturing of the trees himself; and as one
walks around, , he explains the meaning of the gardens, the large fountain
and Oriental statuary. Pagodas add the ambiance.
From there we walk to where he has his English garden - actually you just move
from one garden into the next - And, he explains to me the various flowers, grasses and
vines - as to colors and blooming times. Artistically, placed - altho it looks accidental -
are driftwood sculptures that he has gathered from the beach. And, here and
there among the natural landscaping are, even in the winter, some of his pieces
of abstract art. He also has an herb garden.. And, I told him about mine. I asked
him if he cooked and used them. He smiled and said, "of course".
He invited me into his home. It is rather. eclectic - in an interesting way. A fire was
built in a massive, beautiful old fireplace. And, his art displayed in all the rooms. Actually, I
was in awe of other antique scrolls and the stories he related to them. Antique crystal
and silver and plants were placed here and there throughout his home.
I am looking forward to another visit.
So, my advise - never pass up a possibility - no matter what someone may say.