I have a wonderful and life long friend named Stella who lives an ocean away from me. I miss her dearly and think of her often. I also love the work of Frank Stella and somehow each time I see his work with its vibrant energy, I think of my friend Stella and the friendship that has lasted and will continue to last a lifetime. To all of my friends here on wordpress and around this big wide world of ours, you mean so much to me. Thank you for hanging on for these two years I’ve been blogging and as always, keep making art…whatever your art may be!!
Oddly enough, I never took a photograph of this entire work but took loads of close up shots. Here is one of them. The work is framed with two others now and is hanging in my home! I really hope you enjoyed these Frank Stella inspired works and hope you are inspired to try something of your own! Keep making art!
Hope you all have it in you to look at another two of these (one last one tomorrow). Still with Frank Stella and the works inspired by him. I actually have 9 in total and am thinking about doing a few more as three of them are destined for Ireland quite soon (to friends). This one is called Jump and if you look in the lower right corner of the work you will likely see why. These are so much fun to create and I feel such excitement with them. Enjoy, hope this one inspires you to jump into something you love. Keep making art!
I believe I have mentioned Frank Stella in the past but did not show you my marker works inspired by him! I had a wonderful opportunity to view an installation called The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain by artist Frank Stella and architect Santiago Calatrava at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany. The installation ran from April 15- August 14, 2011 and was an experience I will not soon forget! I also viewed an exhibition of Frank Stella’s at the same time showing at the same gallery.
Here is what Wikipedia had to say about them: “Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker, significant in the art movements of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction. He is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters still working today. Frank Stella has reinvented himself in consecutive bodies of work over the course of his five-decade career.”
“Santiago Calatrava Valls (Valencian pronunciation: [santiˈaɣo kalaˈtɾava ˈvaʎs], born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer whose principal office is in Zürich, Switzerland. Classed now among the elite designers of the world, he has offices in Zürich, Paris, Valencia, and New York City.”
Over the next few days I will show you some of the work that I was inspired to create after this awesome experience. Enjoy, view the work of Frank Stella and of Santiago Calatrava and keep making art!
Yes, that Segway helped me get around Berlin after my bed rest was complete! I viewed the Michael Kohlhaas Curtain: an interactive installation created by artist, Frank Stella and architect, Santiago Calatrava. It was absolutely amazing! If you haven’t seen it…it is worth the trip! More of Stella’s work was exhibited in the lower level of the gallery. After viewing these amazing works I felt inspired to create this. Enjoy, get creative with Frank Stella in mind and keep making art!