What Makes Art?

?????Admiring the shape of rocks inspired me to create paper weights. Influenced by Italian artist, Amadeo Modigliani, I crafted the below paper weight. Modigliani was a figurative artist known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces, elongation of form, and no pupils. His faces are very distinctive with long, thin noses, the empty almond-shaped eyes, and the tiny pursed lips. The eyes of his paintings are so haunting and when I look at them, oddly they look quite normal in his paintings, as if everyone has empty eyes. Following my art experiences, I took up my art materials and proceeded to paint a face on the rock borrowing from Modigliani’s muse (Berthe Lipchitz). Since then, I have been painting many more rocks with different themes and shapes. Continue reading What Makes Art?