My Inspiration is a series on different types of creative expressions that may inspire you in your artistic endeavors. This My Inspiration was suggested by one of my readers, so here I go.
Peter Max is a counter-culture “psychedelic” artist who became prominent in the 1960s and 1970s after moving to Brooklyn, a borough of New York. New York is more readily accepting of non-typical, what I call fringe, art. Everyone came here for that reason (probably less now. Last time I was in the Village it was a terrible site to see). That’s why we have so many non-traditional portraitures, sculptors and such. People who experiment. Who do things differently. We like that. I like that.
And according to Wikipedia, a site never to be trusted let alone cited, Max even painted Tay-tay (Taylor Swift). So, this Max guy is still kicking while living out his golden years!
Now, as clearly Tay-tay has done, enjoy the rich colors. Sniff the cornucopia amounts of cannabis through your computer screen that surely was in his apartment. And pretend you’re on ‘shrooms. Cause this is the closest you’re going to get to those things without actually taking the illegal substances. Enjoy the ride!
PS Funny story- my grandma had an original of his. Didn’t like it. Threw it out. Had no idea he was this famous guy 50 years later. Thanks grandma. Could have bought a car. /-: lol!