ARTIST-A-DAY-BLOG: Inside A Generous Kingdom V
The world of Generous Patterns & of Sharing with artist, Amy Lunstrum
"The art continues to transform when shared with an audience, as I learn more about what my pieces communicate..."
How does your work interact with the theme of “A Generous Kingdom V: Art that Explores Story, Symbolism, and Beyond”?
In a generous kingdom, we all have at least one place we think of as our sanctuary and ideally, we have others in our community with whom we might share this place. The story told by this painting reflects these ideas.
Does the idea of transformation influence your work and process?
I enjoy the forgiving nature of painting because my pieces typically transform multiple times throughout the creation process before I know they are complete, often ending up much differently than I initially anticipated. The art continues to transform when shared with an audience, as I learn more about what my pieces communicate when they (and I) interact with others.
Who inspires you? And What do you do to get inspired?
Right now I am very inspired by David Byrne's many projects, Ernst Haeckel's prints of aquatic invertebrates, Erin Cunningham's portraits, Kate Clark's taxidermy (with mixed feelings), Sergei Isupov's and George Rodriguez's clay sculptures, as well as vintage anatomy books. For inspiration, I usually search in books and online for images from nature that inspire me and spark an idea.
If you could have coffee or tea with any artist who would you pick? What would you have coffee or tea? What would you ask that artist?
I would have coffee with Gregory Barsamian, whose kinetic sculptures are probably one of the most incredible things I have seen in person, and ask him if I can be his studio assistant.
Sanctuary Original one of a kind painting by Amy Lunstrum acrylic on wood panel 24" x 24" x 2" Arrives Ready to Hang