Curtis Wiklund: The Very Definition of Love on Paper

I’ve been meaning to feature this guy since, like, last year. But other stressful things called to my attention (glares at Accounting). Anyway, today is Valentine’s Day and I thought, “Hmm why not?”

WHO?

Curtis Wiklund is a Southeast Michigan based wedding photographer whose work has been featured in print and online publications such as The Knot, The Huffington Post and TODAY.com.  But I’ll be talking about his daily sketch blog for a year project back when his wife, Jordin, was doing a “Photo 365” project of her own. her wife, Jordin, is also an awesome person. (You close to them, Kate?) (No, but I can tell from Curtis’s sketches of his wife. *sticks tongue out*)

WHAT’S SO GOOD?

As far as my other features in Art Appreciation goes, Curtis Wiklund’s sketches are simple. But I think that’s what I like about his sketches. They are so simple, black strokes on white paper, that the technicalities step back to give room for the kind of sentimental and emotional aspects that are ever present in his works. Most of his sketches are of him and his wife and you can tell just how much they love each other. There is no fancy fluffs and sophisticated superficials. It’s just his love for his wife.

And in this day of hearts where love and romance blossoms the best in the year (and singletons unite…individually), we have to remember that no matter the material things that we’ll get and the awesome–or non-awesome–places you’ll be going, what we’re celebrating today is love and how powerful it could be in its many forms. Platonic, intimate, familial, or whatever.

ALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis WiklundALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis WiklundALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis WiklundALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis WiklundALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis WiklundALL the Self-Portrait illustrations of Curtis and his wife Jordin, by Curtis Wiklund

For more on Curtis Wiklund, visit his: Website | Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram


 

Art Appreciation is about appreciating art in its many many forms. This is a tag line constituting 55% art and 45% nonsense art-related musings. I’m working on that. For more information, click here.

Note: I do not own any of the images shown above. Everything is rightfully owned by the artist/photographer/web owner. Support them! 😀

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