Musings of the Artists Mind
Like the surreal vibrance of the sea anemone that attracts the equally vibrant clownfish, these flowers seem to bring in a great visitation of colourful bugs. From the green bottle fly and multicoloured beetles to this odd little tigre wasp seen in the lower centre of the shot on a large petal. It was not black & white, but actually silver and iridescent blue, or that’s what it looked like to my eyes. There were many of them flying in and around these tightly grouped petals. The whole scene reminded me of footage of action around sea anemones.
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.