Words for 1,000 Pictures
Eric Thaller has created a socially conscious collection called Words of Wisdom. The collection uses intricate messaging of social and cultural significance through visuals of people throughout history who have made an impact on him (Martin Luther King, Jr., Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, John F. Kennedy, and more).n the heart of Los Angeles, one artist is utilizing art to feel connected on a deeper level.
Thaller explains why he found inspiration in these pivotal public figures: “These are all incredibly fascinating people who have made real contributions to our culture in one way or another. And they have all transcended fame because of their impact. Each piece is unique in its own way.” Having the fortitude to turn to others who have embarked on journeys that have impacted the world, changed social norms, and encouraged a far deeper narrative in infinite ways speaks volumes to the power of looking outside ourselves.
It’s also part of the motivation behind Thaller’s need to turn to art in times of uncertainty. “I find that in times of uncertainty like we’re facing today, there is an elevated level of anxiety. Worries really seem magnified and fear about what lies ahead can feel overwhelming,” Thaller says. “For me, art, or more specifically creating art, provides a steadying counterbalance. The creative process allows me to be in the moment and relax. I’m not looking ahead or looking backward. I’m making something that speaks to me personally, but I hope shares an element of the human experience that is universal. This is a deeply fulfilling and calming experience … even in times like these.”