Greetings, I'm Jerry Stith the founder of Ball Point Pen Art here on the Internet. This is a New Art Medium, American Folk Art and World Class Art Movement here on the Internet. Being a New Art Medium throws us in the Modern Art arena, I would guess to think. Yet when I draw my pictures it would be called Classical Realism. Which means my art is as real as I can do it. It looks just like the object I'm looking at.
I live in modern times and use a modern instrument the Ballpoint Pen. Invented in 1938. Which seems rather modern next to many other art mediums. I like this modern medium because it's new and stands on it's own merits. I live today and use a new art medium instead of an art medium hundreds or thousands of years old.
Iím not placed in a medium with every artist over the past thousand years or so. I have a new avenue to travel down instead of dealing with the past. I have a new outlook and experience to deal with. I bring a fresh new kind of picture and look to the art world. Newness is a change instead of doing the same old thing over and over again.
This represents an evolution of the art world and updates us artists with new tools or instruments. Change is real and part of the world we all live in. It gives us artists of today something new and exciting to work with. The Ballpoint Pen has an extra-fine tip or point sharper than in the past. Therefore a new clarity or degree of detail in our works. Why be limited to the past and leave the world at a stand still? We can refine realism to a new level of excellence not available ever before. Classical Realism is advanced and new goals can be performed or cared out.
This moves our artistís forward and keeps us in touch with modern times and new instruments. This New Art Medium brings us an American Folk Art never available if we stayed in the past. We canít build a wall and always stand behind it. Things have got to change because everyday is new and different. Stagnation is a denial of reality and seems rather unhealthy. This gives us people of today a life and a place in art history. Which means I get a life!
Ballpoint Pens are likely the most used instruments in all of history. With billions of pens manufactured annually and used by countless numbers of people around the world this might be very true. These pens are used by hundreds of millions of artists or billions over the past 68 years.
A truly classical instrument used for writing and drawing by many. We simply apply this new instrument to our artistic needs or desires. The Ballpoint Pen makes the greatest camera ready detailed line in art history. The Half Tone line is made with the sharpest tip in history possible with its oil-based ink.
We adjust to modern times and produce new art works in doing so. Out with the old and in with the new is the slogan. Yet history records them all! This permits Classical Art to represent the past and Ball Point Pen Art can therefore preside in the present. A great balance and realistic in those terms. There is then a place for all as me march into the further.
Modern art forms or mediums permit us to have our own lives and space in time. Remember; all classical art mediums where at one time known themselves as modern. Modern art today will be a Classic art form in the year 3,000 if the world is still here. Those terms are simply related to our own place in space or time and will chance further down the road. In this view point they are really all the same.
Thank you, Jerry Stith