motivations & inspirations
I don't commonly use the term 'inspiration' as I feel it perpetuates the idea that artists come up with their materials through divine intervention or through split-second bursts of imaginative mind-images. As a professional artist, I spend much of my time planning, drawing, conceptualizing, and engineering. Good art is made in minutes--great art is made in a lifetime.
The artists I have listed here have motivated me throughout my career to make art to the best of my ability.
Genius. Aggregation and found objects. Very large scale work.
Genius. Photographer of interesting, finder of the strange.
DiPrima is a Beat Generation poet and author. She has a very unique perspective on the Beat Art Movement of the 50's. Her novel "The Memoirs of a Beatnik," inspired me to leave Alaska and have an adventure of my own.