Artist Georgina Hooper talks to us about inspiration.
What is your most creative recipe?
Beetroot and parmesan ravioli with burnt sage butter.
What is your most recent obsession?
My 16 month old daughter!
Any new favorite colour / style in painting ?
I love the large scale colour field paintings of American Abstract Expressionist Marko Rothko. His work is what I would fill my dream home with if I could afford to. His use of large open spaces, simple composition and focus on the sublime beauty of colour and its effect on us spiritually and mentally is what I love about his work. Looking at art becomes a form of meditation. It is all about vibrational energy. It sounds hippy but it is very scientific. My favourite colour is probably best exemplified in Rothko's 1956 work 'Green on Blue'.
“Green on Blue” (1956).
CreditThe University of Arizona Museum of Art, Gift of Edward J. Gallagher Jr. Source
What's your dream travel destination and why?
My dream travel destination is South East Asia. I particularly love visiting Hong Kong for its exciting pace and its juxtaposition between tradition and change, East and West. China is always going to be a great love for me too and of course divine Japan, which I still have so much to see yet. At the moment though, Bali is really calling me and we are thinking of visiting at the end of the year. There are a few artist residencies popping up away from the main tourist areas. Places where there is beautiful nature to experience and a sense of the spiritual and serenity in its people is what I am draw to.
What would you spirit animal be?
Ha ha probably a bird. Perhaps an eagle. They are strong, powerful and independent with a love of wide open spaces and when they choose their mate, they really do fall for them and are together for life.
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