For those of you who missed it, here’s my presentation from Telluride’s Sheridan bar recently: 20 photos of what inspires me… enjoy!
BODY ART and art with cultural significance
Look at the intensity in this man’s face
I like powerful, deep spirituality within art.
STREET ART – turns a run down space into a thing of beauty
Chip Thomas is pasting art on run down spaces all over the Navajo Reservation.
This one speaks of the Navajo Beauty Way on the face of an Elder.
KITSCH – I get a kick out of highly tacky situations
But only if they are tacky enough to be entertaining
(this is our local circus - it was awesome!)
BEING ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN
surrounded by a thousand mountains
this is one of my highest forms of bliss
MY DAD’S WORKING CLASS FAMILY HISTORY
(this is my Uncle Everett)
No pretention. Just baseball, factories, fishing and getting by
THUG LIFE – when you have nothing, and succeed –
I'm inspired by the rhythm of RAP MUSIC, & the open sensuality of the culture
I'm moved by the energy
Modern day representations of religious art
Artist: Nancy Anderson
latin american religious folk art
I am inspired by the crudeness, the passion, the alters,
My mother's mother traveled the world, and her house was
filled with art from Africa, Japan, China, India.
The Indian statues have always inspired my art & my own spirituality
He inspires me with his freedom, playfulness, & rudeness
There can be extreme creativity in lack of caring in what others think.
FUN is a crucial way to lighten up a sometimes not-so-light human existence
(this is our Ponch & Jon Halloween costume)
Inspiration just means to be “in spirit”
To be in love, and to give love,
this is where I derive my deepest creativity
the open road
Freedom to point my hood ornament in any direction
Where unexpected inspiration can come from any angle
The bolder and more unapologetic, the better
Printmaker from the 19th century
I am deeply inspired by black & white images, & print making
Robert Weatherford taught me that the eye longs for patterns ...
something to make sense of, somewhere to rest.
I love this photo of my friend Charlie Fowler because
it reminds me not to take myself too seriously