Craig Poole and Eric Savage unveil work of art at DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Meet renowned pointillism artist, Brian Delozier, and hear his inspiring journey – from the accident that paralyzed him to defeating the odds and redefining his life with dots – of creating Dot Nation, one of the largest pointillism pictures in the world
Reading, Pa., November 10, 2017 – On Monday, November 20, 2017, local artist Brian Delozier will hold an unveiling of Dot Nation, his latest and largest pointillism work of art which stands 3-feet tall and spans 18-feet wide, at an event from 5 – 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, Reading, Pa. The event is open and free to the public.
“Every dot symbolizes a moment of kindness – and together it creates a much larger vision,” said Brian Delozier, award-winning pointillism artist and native of Reading, Pa. Dot Nation is estimated to contain 7.3 million dots that Delozier accomplished in approximately 1,600 hours for more than one year. It is one of the largest pointillism pictures in the world.
After a serious accident in 2002 that left Delozier paralyzed, he overcame the thousand-to-one odds of regaining mobility, and today can walk with crutches. During his recovery, he discovered new perspectives on life and discovered pointillism and has since created dot art, toured and shown his work in exhibits, most recently in Philadelphia, and received several art awards.
“Dot Nation is an ode to the unique and unexpected chain of events that shape our lives. No words can really describe how challenging yet rewarding a process it was to create,’” said Brian Delozier, owner and founder of Brian’s Dots. “My hope is that bringing Dot Nation to Reading and sharing my story can inspire other individuals who can relate to overcoming adversity – and sometimes overwhelming odds – in their lives.”
“Each piece I complete symbolizes the perseverance to achieve the seemingly impossible. I want to send the message that when someone says ‘you can’t do that,’ you can. It’s the same message I give to (kids) at school assemblies and at other speaking engagements,” said Brian Delozier.
When two community leaders saw the artwork and learned about the story, they brought the artwork to the artist’s hometown. Craig Poole, President & COO Reading Hospitality Management Company, DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, and Eric Savage, President / Owner at Freedom Auto Group, were not only inspired by the life-size artwork, but also led the initiative to transport the inspirational piece for their community to enjoy on display.
According to Savage, this piece seemed very fitting for the city of Reading where people also need reminders and symbols of perseverance. Brian’s story and his inspirational art represents beating the odds in overwhelming circumstances. It is a message of achieving what seems to be impossible.
“The dots create a metaphor of discovering the simple moments in life. Brian found his pathway to home through dots. It is the discovery of a beautiful journey,” said Savage.
The reception will celebrate Delozier’s unveiling with a welcoming remarks by Poole, followed by an inspirational talk by Delozier about his journey from paralysis to world-renowned artist. Originals and prints of his other work will also be displayed and some will be available for purchase.