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!

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…

 

 

James Welling

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Art will make your life better.  For almost two decades- actually for as long as I could actually see art on my own as a small child- I have been certain that art could reorganize the cells in my body, realign my mood and change my presence on the planet.  That’s been my truth. In the last 10 years I have grown convinced that art can both mirror our lives and move us to new spaces in health, happiness and well-being.

If you work with me, chances art I will have you buying art, making art or somehow melting your life with art in ways that you never could have expected, because for most of us, art is a decoration until it is selected, created and curated to become an extension of ourselves.

Science is catching up with me (!) and my deepest feelings about the curative nature of aesthetics in ways that are exciting.  While there is no conclusive formula as to how to use art as a tool for healing bodies, minds and lives, the positive results of studies in hospitals and health care environments are overwhelmingly positive.

I literally can’t wait to run to the museum (*LACMA, my fave!) this afternoon after all this splashy art greatness.  Continue Reading…