Sound of Innocence by Philippe Attie

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Philippe Attie

Sound of Innocence

2016

91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Oil on panel

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($6,500)

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

"For Sound of Innocence I was inspired by the sudden love expressed by my 5-year-old son for classical music. Sometimes I see him turning my wife's hair dryer into a saxophone, other times he takes a stick and moves it like a conductor leading a philharmonic orchestra in the dining room.

When I see that, I contemplate, admire, and learn. I let myself be lulled by the melody that resonates from the depth of his being. This melody carries passion, innocence, and dreams, which profoundly touches me and inspires my heart to play his music in a painting. That’s exactly what I hope viewers will feel when they look at Sound of innocence." – PHILLIPPE ATTIE