Tuesday, 13 September 2016

THE INSPIRATION WALL

Inspiration Wall in Studio of Bonnard
The idea of an inspiration wall is dying out mainly because of limited space, computer desktops, screen savers and Pinterest. An actual inspiration wall is no less important.

When I stop to think about it, the number of inspirations I have in a day are staggering. I sometimes get totally overwhelmed looking at the work of fellow artists, reading e-newsletters, or even taking a walk to be awestruck by the play of light on mountains, trees, flowers etc. TV constantly churns out inspiring images of nature and websites are covered in enticing color palettes and ideas.

Whichever method you use for display, I think a modern inspiration wall should be more focused than in the past. Your wall today should be cleared after each project or series and rebuilt. When you are working on a project, you need visual prompts that help you move towards completion. Whether it's a magazine clip with a great color combination, a certain pose, or a snippet of poetry the choices are endless.