Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. ☺

Today's inspiring artist is one I'm especially interested in now that I've started art journaling and have developed a desire to use found art materials. Derek Gores is a highly acclaimed collage artist who uses recycled magazines, maps, and other paraphernalia to create collage portraits of people and things. I find his work to be intricate, detailed, and very beautiful to look at. He's definitely an artist to follow!

In the video below, Gore discusses his art and his process. To see more of his work, check out his Web site, found here.



Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

26 comments:

  1. I love his work! would love a piece for my wall
    thanks for sharing Dana, have a lovely day

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    1. I would, too! I'd also love to be able to create pieces like these. Happy Sunday. :)

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  2. Yes, only wonderful creativity, exquisite technique of collage!

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  3. Very creative! I like how he recycles things for his art work!

    betty

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    1. I think that's what I like most about it. Recycling is something I want to do more of as well.

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  4. i like that you are art journaling! how does that work? and from recycled objects - cool! neat video =)

    happy monday!

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    1. Well, with art journaling, I can combine my love of art and words to create something that really speaks to me. I generally use acrylics, watercolors, charcoal, various ephemera, recycled materials, etc., to create my artwork, and then I add words to complete each page. It's a little hard to explain, but if you Google "art journaling," you'll see lots of examples!

      Happy Monday to you as well!

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  5. Definitely creative art work. Thanks for sharing the video

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  6. Very cool! What a great way to recycle. :)

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  7. He did a good job, that's really cool!

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    1. It's really intricate work. I wish I could do it!

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  8. Another really talented person! I enjoyed watching his creation come to life.

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    1. It's pretty amazing how he can instinctively see exactly what the portrait needs.

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  9. Wow. That is amazing. I've recently started dedicating 3/4's of my time to my creativity, part of my "getting back to me" promise I made to myself at the New Year and I just am not complete unless I can create. Great post. Happy Monday!

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    1. That's wonderful! I feel exactly the same way. Glad you enjoyed the post. Have a great week!

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  10. NIce. I like his though process. Not everything needs a though process to be meaningful.

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  11. That is pretty cool. I love seeing all these different artists you find. They're so creative, using everyday things to make beautiful art.

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    1. I love seeking them out. They inspire me to do more with my own art. ☺

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  12. Great colors. It's a medium I don't know much about and enjoy the modern interpretations.

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    1. I like the colors, too. His work has inspired me to try more collage work of my own.

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