Male Ballet Dancers

Inspire is a verb, a word of action. Since I’m not known for being exceptionally active – I seek out and find inspiration in a lot of other places…pretty much everywhere. Some people have suggested (not unkindly) that I have a short attention span when it comes to this topic but that isn’t true. The effect is nearly instantaneous. Either an idea is triggered or I move along to the next whatever.

I collect inspirations when possible: photographs, pebbles, memories, scents, words, sounds, ideas, colors. I have lists I’ve made in different times and places for future recall.

Oddities, associations and transects find their way into my work. People, places, objects, vistas, sounds, smells – anything that prods the senses – can prove inspiring. I thought sharing one of these might spark your senses too.
Dancers amaze me with their physicality and fluidity of movement. I envy their grace and form but am far too lazy to emulate their commitment to training. My passions burn elsewhere but I sure appreciate the human form in all it’s refined glory. I confess to an adolescent infatuation with Baryshnikov. Okay, so I still have a crush. Anyways. Ballet became an inspiration for one of my recurring characters.What inspires you? How do you infuse that influence? How do you inspire others?

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  1. #1 by Diana Murdock on July 21, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Molto bello! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. #2 by Lesann Berry on July 21, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    What's not to like, right? Dark, brooding, artfully naked.

  3. #3 by shelliesakai on July 22, 2011 - 2:24 am

    Wow! What a beautiful pose. I like your collection.I collect ocean/space pictures. The oddities of nature fasinate me.

  4. #4 by Lesann Berry on July 22, 2011 - 4:02 am

    Thanks. I'd hurt myself trying to pose like that – but I appreciate he can do it. I bet you've got some good ones too.

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