Nate M O’Neill ~ Layers of Passion

Nate O’Neill is another artist that is no stranger to the Liberty Building.  You can find his work on permanent display in our grand staircase.  Nate is a prolific artist who’s passion for what he does shines through in his work.  We look forward to seeing what new creations he will be sharing with us for the OCTOBER 7TH ARTIST RECEPTION “FLOOTIE AT THE LIBERTY.” In the mean time, take a moment to get to know the man behind these thought provoking pieces.

Describe your work in 100 words:

My work is a layered experience.  If you find yourself looking in one area of a piece…the rest was simply meant to get you there.  I hope that you (the viewers) feel emotionally moved, moved to be inspired.

What’s your creative background?

Playing with the mediums as much as possible.  My art has saved, progressed and formed me.

What role do you think the artist have in society?

Artists rolls are the most crucial of all.  They alone can capture the essence of the times, the heart of a people, the truth of our state of being and hope to become.

14423993_1193452604053508_1225392762_oHow has your work changed over time?

My work has developed in it’s layered presentation and meaning.  I feel I know my mediums well.

Do you have a favorite local artist that inspires you?

In truth… my buddy Chris McCray inspires me.

Where do you look for inspiration in creating your work?

My inspiration comes from everywhere outside of me, as well from the endlessness within me.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I’ve had some truly humbling responses to my work.  When someone smiles and cries at the same time, that moves me.

Be sure to check out more of Nate’s work on FLOOTIE
Stop by and say hello Nate at the Liberty Gallery on October 7th from 5-9pm for our Artists Reception “Flootie at the Liberty.”  Live music, local drinks and complimentary hor d’oeuvres will be available plus the artwork of over 20 artists through 3 stories of the Historic Liberty Building.

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