Lee Krasner is probably my favorite artist. This piece was actually named after the two black shapes in the center of the composition that reminded me of birds having a conversation, but it also happens to be the title of one of Krasner’s more well known works.
Influence, inspiration and alignment with other artists and styles is a back-and-forth thing for me. Everything I’ve ever experienced exists somewhere in my mental warehouse and some of the things that I’ve experienced resonate and radiate more strongly than others. But then I make art, and later see that it has something in common with art that other people have created. And when I see other art that has something in common with my own, I have a deeper connection to it. It’s a chicken and egg thing. I’ve been influenced by my favorites, but my favorites become my favorites at least partly because what I do is similar in some way to what they have done.