Political & Social subjects
"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."
"Our lives begin to end the day that we become silent about things that matter." -MLK jr.
A steady inspiration is needed by every artist to keep making art. Art originates in that murky area in our brain that lights up with the right seed. Like many artists, I am inspired by a variety of things. Having been an artist this long, I have fallen in love with some of the core elements and principles that make a *good* piece of art. Light, texture, line, shape, composition, contrast. But I wanted to provide samples of subjects that inspired me, and what came from that inspiration. So I created a short list of subjects that I regularly lean on to energize my creativity. Literature, television/movies, mental health, horror, politics, social subjects, the occasional times that I dabble in abstraction, and music. The range spans drawing, painting, photography, 3-Dimensional. and digital art. These are just a few samples inspired by endless great artists, story tellers, and heroes. (*I explain the meaning of "good" art within my philosophy in a n "old journal" post dated: Art Philosophies, March 2004)