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  • Writer's pictureDiana de Avila

The Whim and Whimsy of my Artistic Inspiration – It Moves Like the Wind

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

I’ve been asked by various people to create this piece of pop-art or that flower … and I really wish I could but it’s harder for me. It’s odd, I have to create in the way that my artistic inspiration moves. This past week, for example, I have been inspired to create birds – bird after bird. Not Fractals or modern abstractions … just birds. When I move out of the inspirational path, art becomes forced and it just isn’t good to force my hand. That kind of art that is forced “feels” totally different and not very fulfilling. It’s work. It isn’t created with ease or enlightenment … and it never seems to materialize into anything. I have to move with inspiration, there is no other way for me.

The gallery below – my new Bird series – is an example of moving with inspiration. I started picturing birds in my minds eye. Certain types of birds, certain colors and perching in certain directions – the images were vivid. With vivid images in my brain (that’s how they come) I went off to create birds. Most in the gallery below are the result of inspiration over this past week. I’ve worked tirelessly to get the inspiration out of my head and onto a digital canvas. Inspiration needs to spill out, there is no other outlet. My birds are the result of that very thing. The Bald Eagle, Lorikeets and Owl are older pieces. All the rest are brand new and I’m very excited about them. It seems that my art is moving more in groups / series now. I like that. Things are becoming a bit more consistent.

I think I probably have a few more birds in me – it’s hard to tell. 🙂

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