I always wonder about what artists other folks find to be inspiring. Since I am primarily a mixed media jewelry artist, I am obviously inspired by the work of dozens of other jewelry artists. But I try not to copy their style. One of the best ways for me to avoid that is to fill my head with the beautiful and challenging works of art of people who work in different media! So I ask you: What designers or artists have had the most influence on you?
You're welcome to point to any artists that you love, and please feel free to share with us about artists who don't work with the same materials that you do! You can leave your comment here, or email me at cyndi @ mazeltovjewelry.com (remove the spaces) if you'd like to share a piece of your work that is a good example of being inspired by another.
My favorite brain break is to visit art museums of any type. Like many people, I find painters to be extremely inspiring, and I've used several pieces over the years to inspire the shapes, colors, or design of a piece of jewelry. Here's an example:
Inspired by Monet's paintings of the gardens
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