During my two decades of working in corporate America I was exposed to a great deal of generic office art. Motivational posters, random landscapes, and colorful collages made up the wall decor of the countless offices I visited. It was all off-the-shelf art that just filled the space. This is all well and good for an office or other public space but I kind of wanted something more interesting in my home.
Then I realized that I could make artwork cheaper than I could buy it and that my artwork could reflect the life of my family. That led to the decision that the art in our home would be about us. Then we made it even more personal by building the art together. Now every time I look at something hanging on the wall I remember the time we spent around the table building or painting this particular piece and the memories we made while we worked.