Musetta Aponte - Athmospheric Moments
My name is Musetta Aponte, and I paint the daunting beauty of earth’s atmosphere. This is a lifelong passion that began in rural Wyoming; where time and distance allows a young imagination to explore the natural world and inevitably look up. For me, the sky holds an infinite wealth of ephemeral beauty that cannot be monopolized by any corporation or organization. My two goals are: 1) to echo the reality of natural beauty as a reminder that every day is filled with incomparable, breathtaking artistry that flashes and fades, too often unnoticed and 2) to encourage every viewer to look up and aspire to something greater, and even though they may be frightened or overwhelmed, to attempt something beautiful.
It’s a strange sensation to feel stuck in place, unable to take it all in; but also, a fierce desire to do something…anything. This place, this precipice, forces the viewer to make a decision: you can allow yourself to be overwhelmed and silenced; or you can absorb the beauty, allow it to inspire you, and elevate your days from mundane to singularly spectacular. This precipice is the place I strive to locate with my painting.
My work has increasingly found praise by the art world. In 2015, I was a finalist in the Huntington Art Prize and was featured in Bombay Sapphire’s Austin Art Exhibition in 2017. As always, I retain my tenured residence with The Good Art Company. I am grateful and humbled by all of the interest in my work. I am committed to producing quality pieces that embody my ideals. My ambitions extend far beyond the disoriented dogmas of the current sociopolitical climate. In both a figurative and literal sense, I look to the horizon.
The time has come to stop being influenced, and start being inspired.