As long as I can remember, I’ve had an incredible admiration and love of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Close behind those styles are paintings and sculpture of modernism, especially abstract expressionism. These categories are only my very favorites. Practically every form of visual, audible, literary, and dramatic art can sweep over and inspire me in ways that are difficult to describe.
I remember contemplating a large painting by Mark Rothko at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. There is something akin to Zen in the blocks of understated blues and rust that made me want to look at it for hours.
Visual art and instrumental music, especially space and electronica, that falls outside of the mainstream, never fails to capture my imagination and trigger my deepest creative instincts. When modern art and music combine, it can culminate, for me, as a near-religious experience.
I read a quote…
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