Artists I remember

I wish I had started this list years ago. From today’s memory, this is what I can remember.

  • John Chakeres captured this amazing photograph I’ve been wanting for years.
  • Corita Kent. Wonder Bread. Need I say more? Someone needs to get these mugs by Bauer Pottery.
  • Galina Kurlat took my photo and used a wet collodion process, changing the way I look at myself.
  • Herbert Leupin, a Swiss graphic designer known for his poster art.
  • Blake Little‘s Preservation has inspired my friend Ceci and I to replicate this.
  • Takashi Murakami’s Planet 66 Series.
  • I came across Emil Nolde at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen and re-created his “My Garden Full of Flowers” in my own home.
  • Mark Rothko continually challenges my relationship with color. I used to be self-conscious when wearing brown and black. The Rothko Chapel is a reason I won’t leave Houston.
  • Maggie Taylor uses her scanner like we would our cameras, to record objects.
  • Watch Drake’s Hotline Bling before you visit James Turrell’s “Skyspace” here in Houston, TX. Unfortunately, it’s closed Tuesdays.
  • Keramiker Inge Vincents makes porcelain thinware in her studio in Copenhagen. She only uses white so that color cannot disturb or interfere with the shapes.
  • Marina Abramovic stretches the possibilities in my mind. Her exhibit at the Louisiana north of Copenhagen blew my mind.
  • Yayoi Kusama. Read her autobiography and go back and look at her work again.