A mysterious component of the Artistic process, inspiration or spark where does it come from? Inspiration can lead to exploration and then creativity can come from external sources around you or from internal pulse that emerge from inside of you.
Jan Harrison’s’ inspiration is not a prerequisite for initiating a work of art, it is her destination. Journeying into her deep imagination, traveling some fearsome places Harrison draws from this type of experience to create. Great advice from her interview,
Art is not a popularity contest
Try to witness yourself
Do not put people on a pedestal and do not put yourself on a pedestal
If you are true to yourself, you will be special in your own way.
Harrison has a connection to animal/human interface in art.
It relates to the human psyche.
She speaks in a language she calls “Animal Tongue”
Rist is inspirited by her emotional turmoil’s, frustrations, disappointments, disillusionments, and regrets. She re enacts these situations in instillation and videos, describing a failed relationship from her past. She often falls into the trap of what a perfect love would be only to be disappointed. She is a fane of Pippi Longstocking and Mother Nature, both influencing her work.
Now a mother and married, will the past still influence her work or will she find a new happy emotional state?
Julian La Verdiere
La Verdiere inspiration is a steady, continuous flow weither working on a creation or thinking of the next project. He believes in an inspired state of mind as a norm. Drawing from History, he explores people who have not been celebrated. He did a tribute in lights to the 9-11 World Trade Center Victims.