Q: Would you elaborate as to how your recent trip to Bolivia is influencing your work just now?
A: I consider myself extremely fortunate to have seen a mask exhibition at the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore when I visited La Paz in May. Presented as they were against black walls with dramatic spot-lighting, the masks looked exactly like 3D versions of my paintings! These old Bolivian masks were stunning.
I spent a long time there composing photographs on my iPad. Immediately I knew this exhibition was a gift because I now had material to keep me busy in the studio for several years.
I have completed the first pastel painting in my new series, “Bolivianos,” and am far along into the second. I’m looking forward to many more to come!
Comments are welcome!
Posted on August 19, 2017, in An Artist's Life, Bolivia, Bolivianos, Creative Process, Inspiration, Photography, Travel and tagged black walls, Bolivia, Bolivianos, exhibition, gift, influencing, La Paz, masks, new series, spot-lighting, The National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.