Art. Love. One in the same.
Valentine’s Day was yesterday.
And although I do not celebrate the holiday I wanted to share my love. I have loved art as far back as I can remember. As a kid I loved school but art class always held a special spot in my heart. I took classes throughout high school and college. I visit museums when I travel.
I am always amazed by other’s creations. How did they come up with that idea? Where and when are they most creative? What was their inspiration? I can’t always answer these questions for myself. Sometimes ideas just hit you. I think or feel I am most creative while I am running or in the shower (which makes it hard sometimes to remember my ideas). My inspiration varies but many times it is a sunrise/sunset. My dogs. My boyfriend. Other artists. Inspiration can come from anywhere.
I love learning about artists and art history. I collect coffee table books on my favorite artists. I love discovering new artists or new to me artists. I have a fondness for impressionist and surrealist painters, especially Edgar Degas and Salvador Dali. One of my fondest memories from high shool was traveling to Chicago to see a Degas exhibit. I was in heaven.
I look up to Ansel Adams. I would love to travel to all of the national parks and capture their unique landscapes. I would even like to do a black and white series, as kind of a tribute to Adams. He is the reason I wanted to be a landscape photographer. There is so much beauty in the world and I would love to capture it all.
Another bucket list item would be to visit more museums. I have been to the Walker and Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Phoenix Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I also went to a few art museums while in Spain. I need to start a list of museums to visit… this one looks a little sad.
If you ever find yourself in Minneapolis I would suggest checking out the sculpture garden at Walker Art Institute. It is one of my favorite places to wander through and enjoy beautiful, inspiring sculptures.