a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday's Work

Influence Inspiration Impression 

There are those who believe that there is nothing new, and that, in the art world, visual expression is simply regurgitation. I don't really agree. I think there are many stepping stones along the way to creating something new. We are influenced, inspired and impressed by many things we have seen and experienced.

The drawings I showed a couple of days ago were influenced and inspired by vintage (copyright free) engravings. There are many artists today whose work I admire but (for the record) I would never knowingly lift someone's ideas and pass them off as my own.

1 comment:

  1. I love the large drawing; are those prickly pears in the background?