Making art in the studio, listening to music or NPR and thinking, all the time thinking. It could be about red versus orange or politics or the world collapsing around us or growing old or (most probably) wondering what to have for dinner.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Lisa Pressman asked me to share my work influences and sources of inspiration. My list appeared in her blog today with images that I chose (click on them to expand). Check it out here.
Now that I have the search feature on the blog, you can use it to find posts about a particular subject. It works like a charm. Thanks, Google!
Some topics you might like to look up:
Philip Guston Joan Mitchell
New England Wax
MarkRothko - 6 posts about him and the bio by Breslin
Hedda Sterne Studio photos
What am I reading?
I'm always reading something and now it's another one of Robert Caro's volumes of Lyndon Johnson's biography. "Passage of Power" is the fourth volume in this monumental series and covers the years 1958 to 1964. This period of Johnson's life was full of extremes of power - from the peak as Majority Leader of the Senate, then fading as he failed to actively campaign for the presidential nomination in 1960. Once he joined Kennedy on the 1960 Democratic ticket, his southern connections gave Kennedy the win, but Johnson sank into powerless oblivion and became the butt of jokes by "the Harvards." On Kennedy's death, Johnson ascended to the presidency and experienced another series of extremes of political power.
Caro is a master of biography and is always interesting and informative. I recommend this volume (and series) to anyone who follows politics and wants to know some background on how we got where we are today.