I’d like to start a post which I can add to over time, a collection of the inspirations I find important at the moment. Here’s my first installment.
The paintings I’m showing in January 2017 at Smith and Vallee Gallery are my explorations of pattern, color and how to handle the complex data of forest environments. I’ve found some masters in my research. I love them all, and include these references in no particular order. Textiles, painters, architects, theorists. Many of these creators excelled across many disciplines. What a fresh idea, a confident indifference to boundaries!
These images and ideas become memories I can summon whenever I want. The masters offer their various solutions to the very problems I need to solve when making my own paintings. I wonder what questions they asked themselves, what they were trying to solve. Then I can’t wait to start a new artwork with my own new questions. I’m thankful.