June has an interesting virtual gallery going on at her site,
and I have one "painting" on exhibit too! It was my very first attempt at painting with my appleworks software. I didn't know I even had it until I read June's blog about a similar software for microsoft users.
This is my second sorry attempt at "painting".This made me wonder.
When and how do we start to develop our artistic tastes? I think they change over the years, as you are exposed to new and different genres. But deep down... for me, I think it all leads back to ... Dr. Seuss and Richard Scarry .
The Golden Book Series along with hundreds of other picture books still make me smile too.
Architecture by Gaudi and Karavan make me want to cry.
Women like Audrey Hepburn and Mae West make me want to sit up straight and not slouch.
Photographers like Ansel Adams, Karl Blossfeldt and Elliott Erwitt make me want to grab my camera and go outside ... and sometimes make me want to throw my camera ;-)'
Arists like Yoshio Tokunaga make me want to look for different materials to use in art.
Tokunaga creates pictures by ripping and cutting flyers found in newspapers.
I tried to find something about him on the internet but was unsuccessful. The book I bought at one of his exhibitions a couple of years ago says that he was born in 1929.
He began this art form of tearing advertisement flyers and pasting them onto a canvas back in 1979. Tokunaga lives in Fukuoka Prefecture (where I used to live) and is hopefully still creating beautiful works of art.
The pictures aren't very good (bad lighting day) but I hope you get the idea of what he does.
Most recently, people, art and photography that inspire me are found at blogs!
Just look at some of the blogs on my blog lists and you will know what I mean!