my name is: Alyssa Longchamps
i'm sharing: Quick study of Robert Mapplethorpe's photo Two Men Dancing, 1984.
this was inspired by: I had the privilege of discovering Mapplethorpe's work this spring while visiting the Getty. I am hugely impacted by the use of form and contrast in his compositions, and how they set the stage for the delicate balance between the boldness of his work and the nuanced emotions they express. It's something I've come to greatly aspire to in my own work.
to me, inspiration is: To me, inspiration is more than just an idea. It's the motivation, the intention, and driving force behind a work that gives it purpose.