Musings of the Artists Mind
Similar to Man Renewed, I aimed for the expression of the ancient Greek sculptures of Olympian heroes. The black finish gave this one an artifact feel at the same time as a modern finish, but also took some of the detail definition from the visual effect. Oddly, the dark colour seems to have given this one a less substantial feel, it looks less strong and sturdy, whereas it is actually more robust than Man Renewed. I also feel the form is dinner with nicer detail, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.
Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:
When asked where to start a book collections, I almost always recommend these art bibles: Janson’s “History of Art” OR Phaidon’s “The Art Book” Both give a nice overview with good pictures. Once you’ve discovered what you are attracted to there most, you can then dig deeper into that area.
These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account.