Kat McTee (artist + teacher)
Some Inspirations
PEMA CHODRON

"So, the only thing to really fear, I think, in our lives, is that we'll harden, and that we'll justify our hardening.

Because, when the bottom really falls out of our life, we know we're in a tender place. And we know that it's actually very rich. But it hurts so much, that the habits that we've used in the past to keep ourselves comfortable are going to rise up strongly."
TILLEKE SCHWARZ

Dutch artist whose embroidered pieces are visual poetry, a stitched graffiti scrapbook.
JEFF BROUWS

'photographs exploring the historical, contemporary, everyday aspects of the American cultural landscape'

Jeff Brouws' photos do that. and more. His work has been influential on my own. He's got a great eye. And he's a smart guy. Read this interview and this one, too.

ROBERT FRANK

"After the success of The Americans, I didn't want to repeat myself, and so you keep looking for something. And it continues, even when I go back to my old stuff. So this search is something more interior, related to my sentimentality. I always say that I don't want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn't be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality."
EDWARD HOPPER

"Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics."
RICHARD ROSS

Since childhood, I've been haunted by memories, images, dreamscapes
of natural history museums. This photographer's Museology series captures the sick, visceral sense of awe and terror I feel in those eerie, sacred, static spaces.

His more recent work explores the power of spaces, and the spaces of power; his most recent work is Juveniles in Justice, which documents 'the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them'. View pieces from Ross' entire portfolio here.