Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple

Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple

Welcome to Saturday Night Live Art Shows and FALL FEST! I am Mary Ann Benoit and am with you tonight from Seward Alaska! So excited this is my first, but not the last Saturday Night Live Art show!

I am excited to be part of this amazing event created by artist Brooke Harker and her co-hosts Joan Marie of Joan Marie ArtSheryl Benjy, and Nichole McDaniel.

The show includes 59 artists from 12 countries, all having art shows in their Facebook and social media feeds at 6-9 pm in their time zones on October 23, 2021.  Artists will be joining from The United Arab Emirates, India, Israel, Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, England, Italy, Canada, the United States, and Mexico! I am excited to be representing Alaska!

Follow Saturday Night Live Art Shows on Facebook to see all of the art shows or look the artists up individually by searching #snlartshows.

 
 

Introducing "A Passion for Purple"

I am excited to share some of my fractal art with you,  called “ A Passion for Purple”.

I am an Interior Designer specializing in Edesign, or virtual or online design and I like to create fractal art and home decor to go with my designs.

Sometimes I create the art first and then design a room to highlight the art, and other times I create the room first, and then design art to go with it.

So what is fractal art anyway?

What is Fractal Art?

Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

Fractal art is digital, abstract art created by math. I create it on my computer. Luckily, I don’t have to do the math myself!! I love creating fractal art because it allows me to work with brilliant colors, interesting textures, and incredible detail.

Sounds complicated but working with it is kind of like magic. It is like traveling through the inside of a kaleidoscope and looking for a cool place to stop and stay awhile. Once you stop and everything freezes, you can play with color and texture and light and shine, and all kinds of things until you create the perfect image. Then you take a picture of it. From that, I can create art on a canvas, in a frame, on a wall hanging or fabric, curtains, rugs, bags furniture, and whatever you want! This makes it really versatile for Interior Design which I love. See examples at my store on Society 6.

Let me show you what I mean. Let’s take a little trip into the kaleidoscope and see what it is like.

A Trip into the Kaleidoscope

Traveling through the “kaleidoscope” when working with fractal art.

Once we stop, we can play with the color and texture, and light. When you have just what you want, you take a picture. Every creation is unique. If someone asked me to make something just like another one I had made, say in a different color, I could never find the exact spot again in the kaleidoscope….it would be like finding a particular drop of water in the ocean.

Playing with color, texture, light, and shine in the “kaleidoscope”.

What Comes First? The Room or the Art?

So in the case of this particular series,  A Passion for Purple, I created the room first and then designed the art to go with it. I had wanted to explore how purple can be used in Global Style designs. and what the energy would feel like using this color.

Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

What's So Great About Purple?

On the color wheel, purple is between red and blue and can take on aspects of its neighbors. Like blue, purple can feel calm and relaxing, and is the color of nature, as many wildflowers are purple. Like its neighbor red, it can feel stimulating, energetic, and passionate.   Darker shades of purple are sometimes associated with wisdom.

Purple is a symbol of status, wealth, and royalty, and it has also been used in religion, linking it to spirituality and mysticism. Some believe it inspires creativity. Because it is versatile in its meaning, it connects with a wide range of people and is a complex color.

"A Passion for Purple" Fractal Art

I wanted my art to reflect the complexity of purple so that it was calm, yet vibrant,  mysterious, spiritual, and elegant at the same time. 

Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

I like the way the dark rich purple grounds the room, yet the light purple glows with serene energy. It feels very calming, yet vibrant and mysterious as well as if it has the secret to some ancient wisdom.

Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.
A Passion for Purple by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
"A Passion for Purple" Fractal Art by Mary Ann Benoit
A Passion for Purple 2 by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
"A Passion for Purple 2" Fractal Art by Mary Ann Benoit
A Passion for Purple 3 by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
"A Passion for Purple 3" Fractal Art by Mary Ann Benoit
A Passion for Purple by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.
A Passion for Purple by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Edesign and fractal art, "A Passion for Purple", by Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

Your selection of art determines the energy you want to surround yourself with.

How do you want to feel?

Change the Art, Change the Energy of the Room

I thought it would be interesting to explore how other art would change the energy in the same room so put art from Saturday night live art host Brooke Harker and co-host Joan Marie in it to see what would happen.

As you can see, each piece changes the energy! Learn more about these amazing pieces, “Buzz and Flow”, by Brooke Harker and “Oogenesis” by Joan Marie,  in my blog article, Let the Art Be the Heart of your Home. I plan to explore this idea more in future articles and art shows in and “Artist Corner” I am developing..

Brooke Harker

Brooke Harker is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles, California ad the creator of Saturday Night Live Art Shows. Learn more about Brooke and see her work on her website

Joan Marie Art
Joan Marie of Joan Marie Art

Joan Marie is the co-host of Saturday Night Art Shows. Learn more about Joan Marie and Joan Marie Art.

Get the Look

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into creating fractal art to compliment a specific room design and to enhance the energy and feeling you want in a space. If you like this design, here are some of the products I used. Some contain affiliate links, meaning I may make a small commission for sharing if you purchase something at no additional cost to you.

Visit all the Other Saturday Night Live Art Shows!

Kick back and enjoy this special edition of Saturday Night Live Art shows by searching #snlartshows on Facebook. And stop by every Saturday night for new art shows from around the world!

Are You Ready to Create Your Perfect Space with Art?

Are you ready to create your perfect space with amazing art?  Let’s tell your unique story and find the alignment of art, science, and energy that makes you happy. Try my Aligned Design consultation and let’s get started.

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Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast Artist- Stained Glass, Jewelry and Alcohol Ink Art Wildlife Biologist Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company Director- Tavus Dance Company of Alaska Lover of music, art, dance and animals.

6 thoughts on “Saturday Night Live Art Shows and A Passion for Purple”

  1. I have always been fascinated with your beautiful fractal art< Mary Ann! And congratulations on your art event!

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