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November + December Inspiration

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1. John Baldessari’s work and especially his philosophy on art: “I get really attracted to details and parts of things. I used to tell people I would feel happy if there was just one square inch of a painting I liked. I wouldn’t even have to like the whole painting.”

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2. Anatomy of Digestion cup and saucer from Street Anatomy

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3. Alexa Minc | Jewelry inspired by the human body

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4. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer | The Pulse Room

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5. Mayan Art

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6. Boo and Boo Factory | Handmade Leather Jewelry

“You are about to enter the much more difficult phase of unlearning everything you have learned in college, of questioning it, redefining it, challenging it, and reinventing it to call it your own. More than in any other vocation, being an artist means always starting from nothing. Our work as artists is courageous and scary. There is no brief that comes along with it, no problem solving that’s given as a task… An artist’s work is almost entirely inquiry based and self-regulated. It is a fragile process of teaching oneself to work alone, and focusing on how to hone your quirky creative obsessions so that they eventually become so oddly specific that they can only be your own.”

7. Teresita Fernández’s 2013 commencement address at VCU 

Links: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7

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Peaks of Otter

Peaks of Otter

Peaks of Otter
14″ x 14″
Oil

This painting is almost a year old now, but I don’t think I ever shared it on here so that’s what I’m doing today. The Peaks of Otter are three peaks that are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It’s a special place for me because I’ve been going there with my family ever since I was a little kid. I have many pictures of this place and I’ve always wanted to paint it, but I never did until last year. This style of painting is a little different from what I had been doing and I was really happy with the final piece. The canvas itself is actually made from a recycled picture frame over which I stretched some unprimed canvas.

Peaks of Otter (detail 1) Peaks of Otter (detail 2)

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