Posts filed under: Inspirations

INSPIRED TEXTS: How a nonliteral view of Joseph Smith’s translations bridges the gap between religion and art ecently the LDS church published a series of articles meant to provide more transparent information on challenging historical topics. One of these essays tackles the origins...
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Bill Viola’s videos create an art-based spirituality. Of all the contemporary artists working with spiritual themes, Bill Viola is in a league of his own. Viola creates emotional, painterly videos that reference birth and death, the natural elements, human expressions...
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Artists in the 90’s use the body to create spiritual art experiences. One of the major spiritual contributions to contemporary art is a renewed focus on the body, especially by artists in the nineties. The relationship between the physical body...
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In the absence of organized religion, I turn to art.   Rothko Chapel (1971) by Mark Rothko, Houston, TX Growing up in the Mormon faith, I was taught that happiness could only be achieved by active adherence to Mormon tenants....
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Coming into the master’s program at the Museum School, I wanted to leave Mormonism out my new work. I felt I moved past that dialogue and wanted to leave it behind. It turns out I am not as resolved with...
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Young Galaxy has a beautiful video out for their song Blown Minded that features stop frame animation. The artist who created it manipulates oil paint on glass to create the image for each frame. This is very similar to the way...
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Shortly after I learned about monotype in college and fell in love with the medium, I stumbled across a collection of monotypes at Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle. I discovered Royal Nebeker’s work there, and I have been a fan...
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Like most artists, I love to look at things. Sometimes I just search blogs or google image search for images just so I can see new things. It’s almost like I have some sort of visual library in the back...
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I recently returned from a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. It was an amazing, intense experience where I was able to fully immerse myself in my work. I created more than 100 monotypes. Though I was using techniques I...
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