Life With Art

Explore the purposes of art, get familiar with the genius artists that shine throughout history and get lost in the beauty of your aesthetic. There is nothing more powerful that art to transmit multiple emotions in a single statement, to catalyze political issues, to bring depth to a day and to illuminate the mystical in tangible terms. Art-obsessed me has learned a tremendous amount about myself and life from art. Sharing my art obsessions, hopefully you will find your artistic expression, a bit of inspiration or the key to unlock the aesthetic potential of your life!

louise zhang

Louise Zhang takes the whispering pastel and uses it as a sword.

You know that old expression, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.”?  This is how I feel about her candy-colored work that emotes like a fascinating lab experiment.

You  feel so welcomed into the world of pinks and lilac, powder blue and coral.  Suddenly, you find yourself in the middle of something much deeper, much more profound.  The swirling, melting, sifting and shaking bring far more to light as you calmly contemplate this art.

Today’s art inspiration is all about the power of softness, the disarming ways that light and airy can communicate complexity.  You don’t have to paint walls bright red and wear primary colors to be arrestingly powerful.  This art is so thrilling! Continue Reading…

ben weiner

Ben Weiner zeroes in on his subjects- whether they are pearls or globs of paint- and exposes an entire universe within each well-framed close up.  Gooey texture, hot color, flowing lines and the monumental creative potention of p[alletttes filled with paint make these works so dazzling for the day!  Continue Reading…

margriet smulders

Tempests in flowers. That’s my kind of visual poetry.  Liquid, urgent, multicolored, sizzling and so intricate…

Today’s art’spiration by Margriet Smulders will inspire and thrill you!  Continue Reading…

leo villareal

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Universes, multiverses, infinities, multiplying realities… there are so many ways to imagine our life on this planet that it is head-spinning to contemplate a world without limits.  Where do we start and end?  How do we conceive of this reality?

Today I reach to Leo Villareal and his glittering constellations, geometric layers and shining light to expand on what it is to be sitting in today. If you think today is all that is happening right now, contemplate the vastness of the sky.  How could we possibly be be all there is?!

Amazing art… and I hope you love it as much as I do! Continue Reading…

doug aitken regen projects

Standing almost inside (close enough to get tapped of the shoulder as a warning not to stick my head further in) a Doug Aitken mirror sculpture last night, I saw myself in the perspective, perhaps, of a bug!  Shattered geometric reality was everywhere.  Optical illusions abound.  The words NOW, RUN, END and EXIT were lit on the walls in some profoundly large, illuminated and even bright red ways.  This is not an ordinary gallery exhibition at Regen Projects in Hollywood, this was an experience of provocative multiple realities in a really primal way.  While I hope you can see it for yourself, these small soundbytes and snapshots are just a glimmer of how this work and these ideas can unearth new ways of seeing the world.   Continue Reading…

trine panum

Where art is concerned, you really can’t get too color savvy for me.  Lay on coats of saturated bright and every cell in my vicinity turns to light.  Today’s art’spiration is a fundamentally gorgeous hyper-hued collection of works from Trine Panum.  Get ready to feel the vibration of rainbows! Continue Reading…

lester monzon

Hustle And Flow. That’s what Lester Monzon creates in my eyes.

Ariana Huffington’s quote about hustle and flow says it all to me:

“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.”

Lester Monzon’s art is to me what all of life is- a structured grid of rules and rhythms that requires improvization and faith in the seemingly unstructured web of color, light, ideas and energy to bring it to life.

And this art… and its ideas of hustle & flows superimposed by me… are the visual inspiration of the day to make all of the dance of life really come to life! Continue Reading…

kristine moran

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Kristine Moran  paints color and universes of building ideas masterfully.

I see her work and I feel taller, smile brighter, and my eyes open to take everything in on one giant expanse of canvas.

This is art magic.  And I am thrilled to share some of my voluminous,rich, deep, passionate favorites with you today. It’s art in my most favorite way… all expression, all very big expression!  Continue Reading…