i'm really inspired by this jewelry made by fiber artist and weaver kay sekimachi. the last two images make me think of brice marden's cold mountain paintings.
they have always been some of the most beautiful things to me. here's a video of marden talking about painting:
it is so important to be able to see, search out, reference other makers and artists. i feel lost when i get out of touch with listening to and looking at art. other artists help me find my way and reassure me that this thing of making is not meaningless. that expressing through art is searching for meaning in life.
which brings me to think about this- when i am not surrounded by people who believe that art is an essential i get anxious; i can't do the work i'm driven to do. part of being an artist is creating the environment for yourself where you can do your work.