Musings of the Artists Mind
I had to take many macro shots of these tiny blossoms to capture the giant beauty they held. They were very frail looking and the slight breeze had them moving around as if in a gale storm. Only when I used a black & white setting did I get close enough to grab a clear shot; as if the colour coming from them blurred their edges. Perhaps these are inter dimensional flowers, if you choose to believe in such things. They feel like they’re emerging from the foggy veil between dimensions, don’t they? Either way, I found the peace I sought in this shot. I would love to see this as a wall hanging picture about 3’ by 4’, or bigger.
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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.