acrylic on Canson paper and panoramic VR technology
This painting is part of the exhibition RESILIENT AMERICANA: A Renewal of American Virtues In Tempering Times.
Resilient Americana explores the hardiness of American virtues in small towns all across the country. The commitment of Americans to abide in the virtue body of cultural memory and the American character will sustain America through any rough patch of road.
Hybrid VR Paintings™ were also featured in the books A Curious Heart’s Wanderlust in China (ISBN-10: 1086903560) and Travel Art: Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder (ISBN-10: 1689274565).
“Fascinating idea to combine travel art into a book and a website community! Intimations is a short, very colorful e-book that introduces readers both to Dave Alber’s artwork, writing, and travel journeys (He’s been on the road around the world for years.) and to his Travel Art Adventurer’s Club. Alber’s paintings and drawings, along with the sometimes accompanying text, help readers connect with the cultures in which Alber has chosen to immerse himself. Seeing these slices of life in full color renderings make the scenes come alive. Alber captures expressions beautifully, such as the example of child in the cart on page 28.”
“Creative expression from travel impressions married to art. I travel and I oil paint. So I was really suprised, so pleasantly surprised when Inmet Dave and discovered his concept of travel art. I mean it was like plunking down in a bus seat after a weary day and turning to see a long lost friend right beside you. I just never thought of travel ideas and art together. And so I recognized paintings of his that captured places he had been which often require a quickness of wit, humor and reflection as not to be lost by the time we are somewhere else. A snapshot of a magic moment or impression. Surprised pleasantly by the concept of travel art and I shall integrate that into my paintings as well. Thank you David!”
“Visual Storytelling Par Excellence! Travel artist, Dave Alber’s “Ravages Of Time & Permanence Of Wonder” is visual storytelling par excellence! Dave’s work marries his images in traveling through both high and low aesthetics in Modern Contemporary Art using a diversity of artistic mediums. I am struck by the sheer joy I experience that is expressed in this visual narrative. In my encounter with this book I marvel as if a spirit that wanders alone through the world also leads one to a threshold transforming spirit to wonder, that witness who shares with others in simple happiness what there is that is eternally possible to share through art.”Stephanie Pope