Hello and Welcome to Inspiration!

I have never been one for blogging. Then again, recently, I have been one for painting. I started about a year and a half ago. I’ve always been fascinated with art but for some reason, I could never get myself into painting. Who knew it would take a wife and a worldwide lockdown to coax the artist out of me? 18 months later, here we are! 

There is something satisfying about painting. Filling the canvas with a myriad of colors. Starting with a blank canvas and ending with an interweaving line of seemingly random colors. Abstract paintings are so alluring and mysterious. I find abstract art attractive, but it’s not for everyone.

Now that the world is opening up and I needed the inspiration. My wife and I decided on a road trip to Phoenix, AZ. While there, the Phoenix Art Museum was on the agenda. Even better, we stayed at an art gallery slash hotel. It was art 24/7 which is heaven on earth.

View from the wonderful FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel.

Infused with profound excitement, I decided to get some wine and check out the art galleries.

Keenan enjoying a glass of wine.

We went to a number of art galleries, including this amazing one called Art One gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Finally the next day was the moment I have been anticipating. 

The Phoenix Art Museum! Upon entering the magnificent building, I was lost on wonder, surrounded my inspiration.

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I felt at home even though I’ve never been there. I was especially fascinated by the collection of abstract art from the 50s through the 70s. 

We also experienced the Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama. The goal and purpose of her exhibit is to encourage the individual to lose their sense of self. It also encourages an out of body experience via heightened senses. This is why art is so great. It expresses as you see the world. 

Art is subjective. Maybe it isn’t. That’s another discussion for another post. For now, I remain inspired and painting constantly. 

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