Musings of the Artists Mind
For those of you familiar with my Goddess series of sculptures, you will recognize this one. This specific perspective of it came from observing a friends infant son do a double-take when walking fast it and then looking around to see if anyone was watching, as he reached out to touch it. I imagine this macro-perspective is close to what he saw, at least in form. The original colour of this sculpture is an indigo purple. This piece seems to show best when placed in a window or with a strong back-lighting. She’s one of my more massive pieces and this upward perspective lends to the weight the piece has.
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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:
Here we have to give homage to my kings of imagery. While I cannot claim to compare myself to them, they continue to inspire my view of the world.
Ansel Adams for extending the imagination though light and shadow.
Georgia O’Keefe for painting macros and driving the eye into incredible landscapes.
Andrew Wyeth for adding a dusting of serenity to all he painted and giving a craving for tea whenever I see his work.
Pablo Picasso for always coming to the purity of the image by often outrageous routes.
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 & My ViewBug site, and at Arts M.Perron.