Churn All Your Influences

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Creative Process Class Notes
Tara Donovan Untitled, 2003 (Detail) Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue 6′(H) x 20′(W) x 19′ 2″(D) Ace Gallery New York
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)