Whenever I'm feeling shitty, uninspired, and worthless, I know it's time to go to the museum. All it takes is one look at a work that triggers a party in my mind to remind me of where I come from, who I am and what I want to do.
Yesterday I went to the William Eggleston exhibit at LACMA. Nothing can ever replace the experience of seeing the real deal; in this case, beautiful, bright, dye-transfer prints. It was a pretty complete retrospective and my favorite prints were from William Eggleston's Guide and The Democratic Forest series. Below are the ones that stayed in my mind and that I keep going back to:
Like Eggleston, I too strive to be a poet of the mundane. I feel re-energized and ready for 2011.