One thing that’s become increasingly obvious in my day-to-day life is my penchant for data mining, relative to my work. Studio time isn’t always as lengthy and productive as I hope it will be, so as I go about everyday tasks, I collect information (visual, literary, musical, conceptual, etc.). Most of the time, it’s done unconsciously, but I like how my Art Brain is still at work even when I’m not physically applying paint on canvas. As a result, when the time comes to get my hands dirty, there’s less mental congestion to work around.

So, I’ve started jotting things down. It’s just your everyday mood board, helping to more intentionally process and organize little moments of awareness, inspiration, and whatever else grabs hold of me. I’ll be sharing it (hopefully somewhat regularly) here on my website, with the aim of enriching my studio practice, plus the added bonus of giving the blog a little more love.

Today's mood board encompasses imagery about symmetry, something I could contemplate endlessly. I love a symmetrical fashion statement, or when an interior space is thoughtfully balanced. It's everywhere in nature, mathematics, and, of course, art.

Explore for yourself: images are linked accordingly.