I am so excited to announce that I've developed a design that I am so very proud of (no images at this time but will post them tomorrow) for the museum!! So I have this theory about what inspires me..........ready for this?? EVERYTHING!!! Everything around us that's tangible, audible, visual, even edible; what's out there that you can't somehow relate to artistically??
Some of my biggest inspirations as far as visual stimulations are movies. Movies can have some of the greatest artistry plausible for an idea to develope. For instance, the way in which I created the entrance into the museum, resembles that of the female sphinx-like statues shown as the gateway of courage and truth in "The Never Ending Story". If you haven't seen the movie, I suggest you go to Blockbuster right away and rent it; it's brilliant.
My differences, though, were the design of these statues in general. Obviously no one likes a copy cat plus how can I possibly be happy with something of mine that's not really mine? That's why they call it inspiration. The exceptional concept is there but with my own originality. I'm sure I'm not the first to draw inspiration from this movie or movies such as this but that's ok because that is what I feel builds and individual artist - or at least one of the pieces anyway.
As far as my design for the museum itself, I went with something not to out of this world, but not too simple. I wanted something huge and yet individually compact in a way. This idea, as well, was inpired by another movie of interest. "The Labyrinth" is one of my favorite movies of all time! The description in itself is facinating: a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that I want to confuse everyone and have them turning around in never ending circles, but each intricate divider wall will have pieces of art work for everyone to admire and muse over. The entire building would be see through panneling/glass, including the floors. There will be an earth bound chamber in the ground (underneith the museum), spanning the entire surface area of the museum itself. This chamber will hold the most expensive pieces of art work in the museum, which will also be glass/see through.
So, though the concept may sound dizzying, it's really just an intricate maze of masterpieces to appreciate and negotiate for. There will also be 4 see through studios in all four corners of the museum that artists from around the world will be invited to come and work on they're own pieces displayed for an audience sharing personal thoughts, techniques, even their own inspirations so people can truly feel what the artist may feel or experiance while in their creative process.
Some simple concepts that I've considered are bathrooms and exits those will be labled and displayed in the descriptive sketches that I plan on posting tomorrow. I would want this entire concept to be located on a sizable plot of land, preferably with a surrounding forest, which opens up a door for an entire world of locative possibilities! Spain, Italy, Iceland, China, Austrailia!
For me, there's no limitations on where, why, or how because one of the most recent choice phrases I've been taught to acknowledge, from a very good friend, is "Make it Happen". On that note, please read, enjoy, and comment on anything and everything I've said. One of the other things I feel I grow as an artist from are critisizms, your words.