Save/As #005 : A Weekly Creative Boost from the Artists I Love

in #art3 years ago (edited)

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When my creativity hits a wall, I look for inspiration in the work of the artists I love. For years, every time I see something that grabs my attention online, I right-click on the image and "Save As" into an ever-growing folder titled INSPIRATION. Now, as a means of keeping all of our creative juices flowing, I will randomly select ten images from my folder every week and share them here with you. I encourage you to follow the links to see more of each artist's work - there is always much more inspiration to be discovered!

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Porcelain bowl
^ Aylin Bilgic ^


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GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Museum, Research Center | 2010
^ Kengo Kuma ^


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All Mine
Graphite on paper | 2012
^ Ethan Murrow ^


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Turing 8
Screenprint | 2000
^ Eduardo Paolozzi ^


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Fur I: Variations I
Archival Pigment Print | 2012
^ Can Pekdemir ^


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Good News
Oil on canvas | 2016
^ James Rieck ^


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Architectural drawing
^ Aldo Rossi ^


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Yale School of Art - Visiting Critic Lecture Poster
Graphic design
^ Jessica Svendsen ^


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In Anxious Anticipation
Photograph | 2016
^ Aaron Tilley & Kyle Bean ^


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Chair
Wood (maple) | 2014
^ Pontus Willfors ^


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To "Save" a file implies keeping it as you found it. To "Save As" is to change it, to re-make it, to find something new that wasn't there before. There is an important distinction between plagiarizing someone else's work, and using it to unlock something in your own mind. In this section I will use the above images to unlock my creativity and see what comes out.

Every week, I will challenge myself to fill an entire page of my sketchbook with stream-of-consciousness ideas inspired by the images above. I challenge you to do the same! Feel free to share your thoughts and sketches in the comments below. My sketches will be quick and messy, and mostly futile, but every once in a while I hope a new and exciting idea finds its way onto the page.


This week I was most inspired by the architectural designs of Kengo Kuma and Aldo Rossi, and I attempted to apply what I learned from them into some quick and dirty Gazebo designs. I was also inspired by Ethan Murrow's beautiful and surreal graphite drawing. I have actually been working on a short story about a world where the buildings are constructed upside down, whirling around the host planet like seats on a chair swing at a carnival. What if the citizens of that planet had no idea of the infinity of space that existed beneath their feet?

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If there's an artist/architect/designer whose work you find particularly inspiring, feel free to share their work in the comments below for consideration in future posts. Please do not share your own work, only the work of people who inspire you. Thanks for reading this edition of Save/As! Please resteem to share this resource with your fellow creative Steemians.


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Oh man, I love that painting by James Rieck. I want to buy a print!

Glad you like it @jeffbernst! Check out his other work too. I love his color palette and patterns. They definitely transport you to a different decade.

Another great serie with new artists for me... Impressive wood's works by Pontus Willfors.

Thanks for checking in @heroldius!

the images were definitely inspirational. Thank you for sharing :)

Ah, I always look forward to these Save/As posts. Discovered Murrow this week- what a wonderful piece that is. Rossi, ofcourse, a genius.

In a strange way I also really like In Anxious Anticipation. It's a powerful image :) Thanks much for all the new introductions!

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