I have many influences, and as my knowledge of the art world grows, so too does the list of those I admire. The following artists have influenced the overall aesthetic of my work.
ABOVE: Joseph Cornell, A Swan Lake for Tamara Toumanova: Homage to the Romantic Ballet, 1946, box construction with blue glass and painted glass, 9.5 x 13 x 4 inches, The Menil Collection
I have many influences, and as my knowledge of the art world grows, so too does the list of artists I admire.
I like different artists for different reasons but for this post, I thought I would list a few who have helped to shape the general aesthetic of my work:
Of all my influences, Joseph Cornell is probably the biggest. It is because of him that I make three-dimensional shadow boxes.
I am a huge fan of the Group of Seven and many of my earlier works are nature based.
I am a stickler for measurement and a big fan of geometrical shapes.
Although I am not one to celebrity worship, I like the flat graphical imagery of the Pop Art movement.
I love the illusion of depth and I seek to convey the same – albeit not on a flat surface.
While I am definitely not a minimalist, the ‘less is more’ ethos of this movement along with the clean, industrial look of Judd’s work have influenced my artistic practice substantially.
Another member of the Group of Seven. I love the simple yet elegant lines of Harris’s winterscapes.