My box of StencilGirl stencils is a myriad of graphic patterns, floral & fauna and a beautiful face by Andrea Matus DeMeng. I spread them all out and was immediately taken back to an artist who inspired me in high school -- James Rosenquist.
James Rosenquist's wall-size paintings resemble collage - combining painting with photographic imagery. The fragmented compositions are mysterious and bold. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 1988 at an exhibition of his work at the FSU Gallery & Museum.
I was in high school at the time and as a blossoming artist his works really spoke to me. The artist James Rosenquist passed away a few years ago. I have a program book from the exhibit which I pulled out then and have been revisiting from time to time lately. Looking back, and learning more about him, I have found a lot of interesting parallels as to why this artist has intrigued my creative mind.
With this new collab challenge upon me, his painting "Pistil Packin' Ladies" has inspired my art journal page... of course it has purple! But honestly so many of his works in this fragmented series are so amazing, modern and a bit surreal.