Monday, January 24, 2011

Silence and Inspiration




Recently, my hubby and I went to see the art of Lesley Dill at the Columbia Museum of Art. We’re lucky that his company sponsors Sundays, in which anyone can go to the museum for free. Pretty cool huh?

Anyway, I had never heard of Lesley Dill before. I did some research before going to the museum, but I have to say, seeing her work online does not compare to seeing her work in person. And what was even more cool was that there was hardly anyone there, so it was silent. I love museums when there’s a silence surrounding me, so I can fully absorb the art. I have to admit, some of her pieces I loved, some disturbed me, and some I just didn’t like at all. The mark of a true artist I suppose.

What I really love about her art is where she gathers her inspiration from – writings or really from writers – Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Espriu, and Franz Kafka. This was so inspiring to me! So, I’ve gotten a couple books of poetry, one from Emily Dickinson and another from T.S. Eliot. I’m going to see what I can create.

I love new explorations and I love trying to acquire inspiration from other sources in the world. I’ll share with you all what I create. I’m very excited!

What inspires you?

Peace, Love and Chocolate

3 comments:

  1. Some of Dill's work ws very odd... which I like.

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  2. Dearest sweet joyce, Dill's work sounds really inspiring and beautiful! It's always such fun to find new artist. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I adore visitng museums too especially when here's silent in the surrounding. :)

    Thank YOU so much for visiting me at my little bubble space! Im so happy to have found your very inspiring space here.

    Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

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  3. Oh, Joyce I ADORE art museums. This summer my family and I went to the Smithsonian Art Museum. We all LOVED it!! I could just stay in one for hours and hours!!!

    What a wonderful idea to read some new poets and works. There is inspiration all around us for sure!!!

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