Your art inspires me to keep plugging away at mine, how does that feel?
Ummm wow, this question/statement makes me feel a variety of things. I feel humble, grateful, honored, flattered, more confident, and just overall happy and thrilled that any artist would be inspired by me….
1. Beach House 2. Clap you Hands and say Yeah! 3. Titus Andronicus 4. Richard and Mimi Farinia 5. The Spinto Band 6. The Dirty Projectors 7. Passion Pit 8. Thee oh Sees 9. Broken Social Scene 10. Arcade Fire
Today I began “thumbnail artworks” for a new series that I have been formulating and composing in my head now titled “Calm and Chaos”. The series will be inspired by a few artists I have been fortunate enough to view work or view their work via youtube, as well as well as Koi fish paintings, specifically ones done in a watercolor like texture and aesthetic, and of course music, specifically this time the music of Aphex Twin and similar artists of that genre. I have chosen the artists, artworks, and music as a source of inspiration because they seem to me to have a beautiful balance between a sense of calm and a sense of chaos. As if a strong and wild energy has been able to be captured or contained within an image or a shape or some other kind of form. I wish to do the same with the next round of canvas paintings starting with these thumbnails.
I have posted the first two thumbnails in right before this post, also below are some examples of some artwork that has inspired me for this series.
Any comments, words of advice, anything is helpful on the journey….
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