Hello and welcome to a new round of Style Imitating Art.
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.
This Weeks Curator
This round is created by Shelbee.
About this work, Shelbee says:
“Jerry Garcia is most famously known for his musicianship and as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. But he was also a very talented visual artist. Having attended what is now the San Francisco Art Institute when he was a teenager, he began a second career in the late 1980s as a visual artist. He produced drawings, etchings, and watercolors that were exhibited at the Weir Gallery in Berkeley, California, from 1989-1996. He had his first solo exhibition in 1990 sponsored by Roberta Weir. Garcia was one of the earliest artists to adopt digital art media and his artistic style was as varied, eclectic, and colorful as his musical creativity. Roberta Weir currently maintains an archive of Jerry Garcia’s artwork.
Feeding in the Light is a lithograph on paper that represents Garcia’s interpretation of the colorful marine life that he witnessed scuba diving in Hawaii. I chose this specific piece because the colors are so joyful and summery. And one of Garcia’s favorite things beside his music was the time he spent diving in Hawaii. I can feel his joy coming straight through his brushstrokes and who doesn’t welcome more joy right now?!
I am really excited to see the explosion of happy colors that comes out of this prompt!
Happy styling, my friends!”
Have Some Fun & Join Us
Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to Shelbee at firstname.lastname@example.org by a week from tomorrow, July 26th.
I think that’s it for now,
4 thoughts on ““Feeding in the Light by Jerry Garcia for Style Imitating Art”
This is a fabulous piece of art! I love the colors…it reminds me of when my kids would use straws to blow watercolors across paper. I’m going to try to see if I can figure out something to go with it!!
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ah, yes, the blowing through the straw! I did this with lower elementary to get a Japanese brush effect of trees. It was a fun project. Good luck on finding something!
I am really excited to see the styles that are inspired by this colorful work! A friend of mine was just saying the same thing that Marsha did…that it looks like the watercolors have been blown through a straw. I am wondering if that’s what he did but I can’t find any other details about this piece. I’ll dig around some more and see what I can find!
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I didn’t think that when I saw it, but it could be possible. I think most of it is wet on wet watercolor to creat that dreamy landscape.