Musings of the Artists Mind
Some days feel like everything is… just longer.
Follow this guy on his walk among the tall tree(s). Enjoy his peace of mind, his quiet contemplation, his bliss. The day is beautiful and he is taking full advantage of it. He’s not on a mission of any sort and living in the moment, his moment of joy. We see him here lifting his shoulder in a great sigh of joy and gratitude.
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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.