inspirational

Inspirational is not a magazine, but a window to the best in contemporary visual art from both emerging and established contemporary artists in a range of disciplines from textiles to painting, from collage to photography












Inspirational Plus - man/body/fiber  6 artists, 8 questions 

The 6 artists: Anthony Stevens, Cos Ahmet, Joe Lewis, James Fox, Luke Haynes, Stewart Kelly. 

The questions:


Why fiber/textiles and not another discipline?
What does it mean to you personally, being a man?
What does it mean to you being a man in the fiber/textiles field?
How do you think that your gender influences your work as an artist?
What do you think that you have brought with you to the fiber/textiles discipline, by being a man?
Do you express your gender through fiber/textiles in a general, or more personal level?
Would you encourage more men to enter the fiber/textiles world, and if so, why?
What next for Ant/Cos/James/Joe/Luke/Stewart?

Inspirational Plus comes in at 76 pages, with 49 full page, full colour photos of artists work.

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Inspirational 11 - Word & Symbol Twenty two contemporary artists that range from painters to poets, from needlework to collage, from the aesthetic to the cheeky, all have a place in this issue.

Inspirational 11 comes in at 224 pages, with 174 full page colour illustrations. Each artist has a segment of this portfolio Inspirational, each giving a description of their work and how they personally work with words and symbols. Then each artist has chosen 6 to 8 images of their work to illustrate their personalised text. 

The list of artists appearing in this new issue of Inspirational are, in order of appearance: 

Alicia Eaton Lewis - mixed media artist
Anatol Knotek - artist and visual poet
Brian Kenny - multimedia artist
Chazalon Respress - fine art painter
China Marks - fiber artist
Dana Frankfort - fine art painter
Emma Parker - fiber artist
Emmanuel Signorino - fine art painter and photographer
Gregory Siff - visual artist, designer, writer, actor
Henry Hussey - fiber artist
Ines Seidel - mixed media artist
Johan Deckmann - text based artist
Jordan Alan Brown - poet and photographer
Laurie Doctor - fine art painter and calligrapher
Lisa Anne Auerbach - fiber artist
Maria Wigley - fiber artist
Mark Hopper - fine art painter
Meg Hitchcock - sacred text collage artist
Peg Grady - fiber artist
Peyton Freiman - visual artist, writer, actor
Sara Impey - fiber artist
Sergio Albiac - fine art painting and collage artist

...and the guy gracing the cover of Inspirational 11? Gregory Siff

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Inspirational 10 celebrates 8 years of The Textile Blog. 45 contemporary artists that have been featured over the history of The Textile Blog have been brought together for this special issue. The 45 artists have supplied a selection of new work, as well as a summary of where they are presently on their creative path. 

All of the artists featured in order of appearance are: Deb Lacativa, Lisa Hochstein, Valerie Goodwin, Cathy Kleeman, Peggy Brown, Nelda Warkentin, Cynthia Corbin, Carol Taylor, Altoon Sultan, Gerrie Congdon, Pat Dolan, Denise Linet, Helene Davis, Pat Pauly, Deborah Gregory, Ellin Larimer, Wen Redmond, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Brenda Smith, Dominie Nash, Linda McCurry, Erin Wilson, Nancy Clearwater Herman, Diane Savona, India Flint, Rayna Gillman, Jette Clover, Marlene Cohen, Judith Plotner, Karen Stiehl Osborn, Jeanne Raffer Beck, Clare Plug, Andrea Vail, Mitchell Manuel, Stanley Bulbach, Martin Ebrey, Kirsty Wallace, Anthony Stevens, Dennis Potter, Barbara Tomecak, Mary Mazziotti, David Lasry, Roxanne Lasky, Giulia Gazza, Jennifer Gaye.

Inspirational 10 comes in at 188 pages, with 181 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 9 - features seven of the best in contemporary artists: Bruno Varatojo, Cos Ahmet, Daniel Shiel, Dinah Sargeant, Jessica Drenk, Miroslava Rakovic, Nancy Cohen. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 9 comes in at 179 pages, with 167 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 8 - features eight of the best in contemporary artists: Stewart Kelly, Ingress Vortices, Adrian Smith, Shane Drinkwater, Diane Savona, Timo Ahjotuli, Bea Last, Danae Falliers. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 8 comes in at 203 pages, with 195 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 7 features eight of the best in contemporary artists: Laura Edgar, Chris Fennell, Jane Davies, Mark Goodwin, Richard Christopher Patterson, Richard McVetis, Seth Apter, Tony Plant. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 7 comes in at 201 pages, with 190 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 6 features eight of the best in contemporary artists: Christine Chester, David Skillicorn, Jennifer McCurdy, Gopika Nath, Chris Keegan, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Russell Tomlin, Terry Jarrard-Dimond. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 6 comes in at 167 pages, with 152 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 5 features eight of the best in contemporary artists: Algernon Eldritch, Brenda Holzke, Sarah Ross-Thompson, Fenella Elms, Barbara Schneider, Isobel Currie, Cas Holmes, Patricia Oblack. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational comes in at 145 pages, with 137 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 4 - features eight of the best in contemporary artists: Betty Busby, Frikkx, Helen Terry, Jessica Jordan, Joan Anderson, Karen Margolis, Nnenna Okore, Carol Nelson. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 4 comes in at 157 pages, with 150 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 3 features eight of the best contemporary artists: Wen Redmond, Gizella K. Warburton, Karine Leger, David Brown, Caroline Bell, Matt Tommey, Annie Coe, Christine Mauersberger. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 3 comes in at 157 pages, with 151 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 2 - features eight of the best contemporary artists: India Flint, Sarah Purvey, Deidre Adams, Meredith Woolnough, Sue Hotchkis, Karen Gubitz, F. E. Clark, Jonathan Fuller. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 2 comes in at 75 pages, with 70 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download

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INSPIRATIONAL 1 - features eight of the best contemporary artists: Elizabeth Bunsen, Melanie Ferguson, Louise O' Hara, Shannon Weber, Jude Hill, Dietmar Voorwold, Amy Genser, Joanie Gagnon San Chirico. All of the articles are written by myself, John Hopper. The issue is rich in descriptions of the unique perspective taken by each artist, and the outward projection that that perspective takes.

Inspirational 1 comes in at 75 pages, with 70 full colour illustrations. This is a PDF format instant download 

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20 comments:

KAM said...

I look forward to reading this publication

Els said...

Can't wait ..... ;-)

John Hopper said...

Thanks for your kind comments. The magazine is coming along slowly, but it will get out there sometime in October :)

Heather said...

What a great idea. I look forward to reading it!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jumped up this October 1 morning,
just to check...not yet...am
excited

John Hopper said...

I wish I could have said on October 1 today is the day, Grace, but unfortunately it isn't. It's getting there, and it will be October :)

grace said...

i have been a student of Jude Hill's
for some years now. I am so looking
forward to your words.

Vicki Miller said...

This looks great. Look forward to taking a look.

Bonnie said...

Oh, well done!!

John Hopper said...

Thanks you all for your support over this latest project of mine. It has been a wonderful experience knowing that so many individuals across the planet wish me well.

Susi Rolf-Tooley said...

When does the 2nd issue come out?

John Hopper said...

Hi Susi, I have just updated this page adding information for issue 2 of Inspirational. It will be available to download from January 14, 2015.

Making SENse said...

Looking forward to being in the loop

John Hopper said...

Just a few days to go and issue 4 will be released - May 13

Cathie said...

This looks great. Thank you for this inspiring article.

John Hopper said...

No problem Cathie, thanks for the comment :)

Fulvia Boriani Luciano said...

Well done! Keep up the good work and thank you.

John Hopper said...

Thanks so much for your comment Fulvia, I do appreciate it.

Hristo Yanev said...

Hi guys,
Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
If someone want to know more about the Inspiration blog I think this is the right place for you!

Hristo Yanev said...

Hi guys,
Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
If someone want to know more about the Inspiration blog I think this is the right place for you!