Inspiration and Silence
This is the piece I did for my mom for Christmas… I’ve called it Silence and Jazz. I’m trying to grasp that art is just as much about the things that you leave out (white/negative space) as it is about what you choose to put in your piece. It’s about those things that you use to inspire others, and those things that you remain silent about, prodding the viewer to fill the space themselves.
I have a lot of big ideas for new pieces and new series of work after watching Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. If you are an artist, it is a must-watch. Not only is it crazy inspiring and introduces you to some of the best upcoming artists, but it’s reality tv. What could possibly be better than that? I think my music series may be almost done. We’ll see.
2012 is time for bigger, more shocking, more moving art that makes you ask big questions, feel emotions you didn’t expect to feel, and communicates experiences that you didn’t even know you had already had.
“Inspiration is a byproduct of discipline… simply getting up everyday and planning, plotting, sketching, setting up or actually applying paint to a painting.” -Beverly Claridge
“Inspiration is a message-in-a-bottle from the distant shore, a window into the other world, a tap of the muse’s finger, the grace of the gods. It comes when you least expect it…” -Phil Cousineau
“A story is told as much by silence as by speech.” -Susan Griffin
“Every now and then, when you’re on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It’s a sound you can’t get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you’ve hit them where they live.” -Shelley Winters