NURTURE is #Creativityat50 Lesson 3. Artist dates are one way I nurture my creative heart and spirit. Last week, I visited my niece Jordan at her college, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While I was there, we planned an artist date to see exhibitions by mixed media artist and painter Chitra Ganesh and painter and sculptor Kehinde Wiley at the Brooklyn Museum, one of my favorite places to visit in New York City.
Seeing Ganesh’s awe-inspiring mural dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali reminded me how much I missed working with goddess mythology in my work as a wire sculptor. I fell in love with her life-size arms and use of hair to make words.
Wiley’s magestic and massively large paintings of young African America men and women stirred my desire to paint my story as an African American woman on a large canvas.
How do you nurture your creative heart and spirit? Do you make artist dates? What do you do on your artist dates?