Thursday, September 17, 2009
It's 9:17am.. I think, and I have not slept much since last night because of all the drawing I have been doing. For some reason last night I started drawing insanely small, insanely tight drawings that kept me occuppied for a lot longer than I thought they would. Anyway, NYC today so hopefully that's good. Still thinking about how im going to make my ideas for my internal/external sourcing project a reality, but I will figure it out.. . I hope
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
An artist's environment and surroundings are obviously the inspiration for most in terms of external sourcing. Rather then a solely private experience, thought or emotion that would be internal sourcing art deriving from external sourcing is experienced by more people then just simply the artist. I do believe that it is hard to define inspiration as either internal or external because I feel sometimes the line between the two gets blurred. I suppose it is only for the artist to decide and know where exactly his or her inspiration is rooted, whether it be one or the other or both.
Naturally inspiration is found by every artist in his or her own way. Whether it be by internal or external sources on the person creating the art will know for sure. After reading the article I would say that I am still unsure as to whom or what I relate too most. I feel that it changes for myself; inspiration could come from inside or be inspired by external elements. I am aware that I have more passion for certain things then others naturally and maybe if I explore the passions I speak of I will find a better understanding of what my exact muse is, and where my inspiration stems from.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Hello my name is Eric Zimmermann as a child I would always find myself locked away in my room drawing rather than outside playing with the other kids. This stayed true all the way through high school where I eventually expanded from drawing to working with other mediums, such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, etc.
Since high school my main outlet for my work has been painting and this became even more apparent when I declared it as my concentration in college at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. My years of drawing have always been reflected in the way in which I paint, strong lines, free brushstrokes, and a more abstracted view on many of the subjects I choose to paint. As it turned out my painting would eventually lead to another form of art, tattooing.
The transition from painting to tattooing has been relatively easy because the tools have many similarities in their ranges. It has however forced me to become much less abstracted and really tighten my style in respect to my drawing. I still draw and paint for myself, but as it has seemed to happen for most of my life I am just waiting for tattooing to eventually lead to another outlet, and expand the ways in which I create art, and share it with the people around me.