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Stimulation

nothing inspires me to make art.  no object, artwork or otherwise, has produced Eureka.  instead i shut my mind off, and respond to the clay directly.  we have a lengthy conversation--sometimes heated, other times not.  i recommend things.  it points out my shortcomings.  at no point does the pretty flower in the window get to talk.  i don't want his opinion.  Chuck Close has said "inspiration is for amateurs...ideas flow out of the working process."  i agree.  there are tiny ideas in my head.  i want them to blossom, have children of their own.  it only happens if i give them space.  and a drink.  still, occasionally i'll see something, or meet someone, that changes the conversation. i like those moments.

i love those people.

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Sometimes Nature,

"jason, what are your influences?"  whatever i decide to pay attention to.  i'm interested in those things, those surfaces, that stir in me a compulsion to touch.  nature is full of awe-inspiring imagery, but i'm more interested in the tactile.  flowers are 'cliche sexy' (thanks Georgia), but i love that they're sneaky:  pretending to be innocent, though if you're a bee... porn.

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Sometimes People,

"jason, who are your influences?"  whatever.  the lady in front of me with a funny wrinkle in her blouse.  she's an influence.  the heavy guy with the sweaty neck fat, he's an influence.  i know, you want names.  you'll get them, but not without an asterisk:  these people have changed who i am as an artist.

*it has nothing to do with their art.

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and Lips.

lips posing as porn, that is.  is it just me?   oh baby, the cosmetic industry is very good at making me think about 'touch'.  i may be blushing.  lipstick ads aren't the only porn-ish ads, but they're my favorite.  i wanna be alone for a minute.

Chuck Close has said 'inspiration is for amateurs...'

still, i'll keep looking.

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