To be frank, I think I might actually like blog posting, if I can figure out what I am supposed to talk about or how (more importantly) I should talk about it. I love to talk, and I do a lot of it, but how to make it short and sweet...does that matter...am I talking to myself, am I talking to a fan, or a random reader? Ugh... On the other hand...
I am beginning to forget those questions and simply focus upon just capturing, in a succinct form, a bit of the torrent of thoughts I have in a given day regarding the art I want to make. I had been trying to capture those thoughts in the form of drawings and sketches, but sometimes they are simply words...just the other night I started the foundation of a podcast. The subject that I'll be talking about is a concept I am defining that I call the 'Artiverse...' More on that later, but for now and I want to talk about something I have almost totally skipped over. Influencers, who are mine, and why...?
The list is quite eclectic, but I think that if put to task I would be able to clearly explain why I feel influenced the artists that follow: I feel directly influenced by (in no particular order) James Terrell, Richard Serra, Alexander Calder, Richard Avedon, Platon, Irving Penn, Carrie Mae Weems, Faith Ringgold, David Hammons, Coco Fusco, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, and perhaps Francesca Woodman, to name a few.
Sleepy now...I'll finish off this list (which is not necessarily a comprehensive list) of my favorite artists tomorrow...
Carrie Mae Weems