Art as Inspiration

Art Fiction GalaThis last post of the Art Fiction Gala is a nod to tomorrow’s art fiction. YOU get to create some of it if you wish. Look around at local galleries and online. Spot something unique and run with it. Or create some art yourself. Creativity breeds more creativity. Like love, it defies mathematics. Here are a couple I enjoyed to inspire you:

imageAt the age of nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas in which he minutely detailed six decades of life in his village on Argentina’s river frontier with Uruguay. After the death of Salvatierra, his sons return to the village from Buenos Aires to deal with their inheritance: a shed packed with painted rolls of canvas stretching over two miles in length and depicting personal and communal history. Museum curators from Europe come calling to acquire this strange, gargantuan artwork. But an essential roll is missing. A search ensues that illuminates the links between art and life, as an intrigue of family secrets buried in the past cast their shadows on the present. Check out this wonderful book from wonderful translation press, New Vessel.

imageI was recently interviewed by an artist who is writing a book. When I offered to do a feature on her work, she explained how she didn’t have anything finished yet, but what she doesn’t realize is that her process is as interesting to me as the finished product. I highly recommend the blog, Ethereal Voices from Aisazia. Click on the drawing to the right to visit yourself.

Here’s my guest article for her site, “The Tangy-Sweet of Red Herring.”

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Have an inspired sort of day.

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