One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. They have much of their collection online, including everything from modern photographs to historic drawings. I like to browse the historic drawings to inspire my own projects. Take a look:
Get some inspiration of your own at the Met Website.
Flexible and brilliantly simple, Moleskine notebooks are a must-have for anybody who puts ideas onto paper. Simple enough for the everyday, but sophisticated enough for the extraordinary, these beautiful little books come in all shapes and sizes. Rob loves the Extra Large 8×10 notebook for drawing (starting at around $15 at the Moleskine Store).
As the Chancellor’s Residence at NC State University nears completion, I wanted to take a moment to recognize Abie Harris, a local artist whose works will grace its walls.
Abie had a long career as the Campus Planner for NC State University. Now in retirement, he is a tireless and prolific artist creating a variety of works on paper ranging from large abstract drawings to dreamy vignettes of Raleigh.
The Chancellor’s Residence will have a total of 6 works by the artist, including a large mixed-media drawing based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
Harris created numerous pieces in this series, which feature abstract interpretations of Bach’s music organized in numerous areas of dense linework. Sometimes, these works are created in real time, as part of a performance with musicians.
Abie’s beautiful and poignant work shows that a second career can shine as brightly as the first.
Thank you Abie, we look forward to hanging your work at the end of this month!
For more information on Abie Harris and other local artists, visit the Roundabout Collective in Raleigh.
image 1: virtual pianist
image 2: rebus works
image 3: ncartblog.org
image 4: pasinfonia.org