July 28, 2017
My last filling of creativity came from an impromptu visit to The 14th Factory in L.A. with my little brother. (Sure, he’s a head taller than me and has been for the past ten years, but “hermanito” will never change in my mind.) To my surprise, the art bug bit him not too long ago, and he’s been inspired to visit new art galleries and museums. I’m all for it, little bro! Even though we didn’t have much time, it was incredible to be surrounded by all the different forms of art- from walking through a dark tunnel and towards a spiraling, and somewhat disorienting web of human figures, to the hot, bright room of the interior of a mid-century bedroom, relaxing indoors on a field of grass and swings, and viewing paintings, drawings, videos and everything in between. The art was incredible and so diverse.
It was really fun to catch up with my brother and be surrounded by all the intriguing, beautiful and sometimes dark and haunting artwork displayed at The 14th Factory. We left feeling content and inspired, having quenched our thirst for art after a couple of hours being drawn into it. I think this exhibit of The 14th Factory is closed now, we caught it on the last day, but here’s the website to keep up with future exhibits. http://the14thfactory.com/
It’s so important to expose ourselves to all different kinds of creativity, even if what we’re looking at has nothing to do with what we’re creating. There’s a certain kind of energy and indescribable emotion that exudes from being in the presence of someone else’s creative expression. Be open, get lost in it, and let the creativity cup fill to the brim.
Have you been anywhere inspiring lately? How do you fill your creative cup?
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