Churn All Your Influences


Class notes from Reinventing Your Creative Process with Andrew Long, Fall 2007

Are you what you paint?

Are you painting something external or internal?

Check the library – any book can be sent to the local library from Austin, UT, or ACC’s libraries.

Go to see the Mike show at the Blanton.

Go to:

  • Art Palace
  • OK Mountain
  • Studio 107
  • Big Medium (Bolm)
  • Lora Reynolds, off West & 3rd (father-in-law is Mickey Kline – 1 of top 10 collectors)

Go see work that you hate.

As a practicing artist today – you – now.

Churn all your influences & interests into the ground. What are you pruning and why?

Tara Donovan - Toothpicks
Tara Donovan
Toothpicks, 2001
Toothpicks Held Together by Friction & Gravity Only
35″(H) x 35″(W) x 35″(D)
Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, 2004

N.Y. Magazine -read Jerry Saltz (critic) articles.

Steve Parrino - Skeletal Implosion

Steven Parrino
Skeletal Implosion 2, 2001
Enamel on canvas
84 x 84 inches (213/4 x 213.4 cm)


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Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.

— Salvador Dali
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