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Amy Kirchner

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Amy Kirchner
  Blue Rectangle  © Amy Kirchner

Blue Rectangle © Amy Kirchner

  Swan  © Amy Kirchner

Swan © Amy Kirchner

  Two of Swords  © Amy Kirchner

Two of Swords © Amy Kirchner

Nine Inspirations of Artist Amy Kirchner

Quote

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
- E. E. Cummings

Place

Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

This was the first art museum I visited regularly. It was also the first time I ever viewed Mark Rothko’s work in person. I have always felt deep balance in the presence of Yellow Band.

Thing

Wind. It inspires us, either gently or by force, to let go. Creating this type of movement is essential in my work.

Wind. It inspires us, either gently or by force, to let go.
Creating this type of movement is essential in my work.

Quote

“One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the Earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.” – Carl Sagan

It’s hard to imagine the sudden realization people must have had about our place in the universe when seeing this photograph for the first time. Creating anything is a vulnerable experience, so recognizing vulnerability on this macro-level, beautifully expressed by Carl Sagan, has always been very inspiring to me.

Place

Canyons. In my mind, canyons exist as the unchanging recorders of time. Flat, open land breaks into the earth, casting beautiful shadows. They are naturally protective habitats for plants and animals. Most of the time inspiration denotes something additive and kind of spontaneous, like an original thought or idea. Spending time in a quiet, wild place allows for the time to recognize inspiration and nurture it.

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Spending time in a quiet, wild place allows for the time to recognize inspiration and nurture it.

Person

Agnes Martin. I am inspired by the way Martin created power from silence, strength from fragility, and light from one continuous line. Her work is transcendent in its simplicity. “It is to accept the necessity of the simple direct going into a field of vision, as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean.” - Agnes Martin

Thing

Sunlight. Even the smallest ray will do, through a window or crack in a wall.

Place

The Cloud Warriors (Ruins) Chachapoyas, Peru. Pre-Incan sarcophogi. When I caught sight of them for the first time, it was stunning. Elegant white forms watching over the world below. They are both unpretentious and powerful.

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Quote

“We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” – Steven Moffat, Doctor Who

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Amy Kirchner is represented by

Fine Art Gallery, Indianapolis/New York

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