MUSIC AS MUSE

In Celebration of WORLD ART DAY 2019, Limina Gallery exhibits an installation of original artworks honoring the influence of Visual Artists and Photographers on culture and industry via album covers. Each work measures 12x12 inches and has been inspired by an album, song, musician, genre of music or musical performance.

April 2019

The Dark Side of the Moon

BRUCE JEFFERSON

“The inspiration for my musically influenced artwork is the title of one of Pink Floyd’s albums, The Dark Side of the Moon.  The composite image matches the vision the the title conjures in my mind … that of a mysterious moonscape.” -Bruce Jefferson

Columbia

STEPHEN FORTELNY

On the Threshold of a Dream* (the comfort of) Little Pink Houses* (having uncomfortably) Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot*, (yet the persistence of Time* (marches on through) Changes* (perhaps to even rediscover) Steps of Central Asia* (or) Symphony No. 7*.

   1) Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream
   2) John Mellencamp Little Pink Houses
   3) Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
   4) Chambers Brothers Time
   5) David Bowie Changes
   6) Borodin Steps of Central Asia
   7) Beethoven Symphony No. 7

-Stephen Fortelny

Bridge Over Troubled Water

JOAN MALKERSON

“I’ve been practicing with Japanese brush painting while listening to the music … an all time favorite!”

-Joan Malkerson

Bye Bye Blackbird

GLO SMITH

“I would often see blackbirds as I was working in my Jemez studio and think of this song … I consider them magical birds.” – Glo Smith

Walking on the Beach

SABINE JEFFERSON

“So my husband is a total Jazz lover.  The image I chose is my husband walking on the beach.  Jazz is like walking on the beach  It touches your soul and surrounds you with peace …Take the Journey.  Love the Moment. Enjoy the Rhythm.”  -Sabine Jefferson

ENO

DOUGLAS STANTON

“This is an album cover for an imaginary record by Brian Eno.”  -Douglas Stanton

Morning Light

SHERRY HAYNE

“On April 15, 1995, I left Ann Arbor and started on a cross-country road trip.  During my travels, I found inspiration in the music of fellow Michigan native, Bob Seger.  I made this image one cold morning in Yellowstone National Park.  Seger’s song ‘Roll Me Away’ is especially meaningful to me – particularly these lines: 

‘Stood alone on a mountain top

Starin’ out at the Great Divide

I could go east, I could go west

It was all up to me to decide…’ ”

                                  -Sherry Hayne

Shut Up and Dance with Me

JUDY A. PEKELSMA

“Working for a ballet company for 18 years and having ballet dancers in the family – this song* hits me in the heart.”  -Judy A. Pekelsma

*Shut Up And Dance With Me by Walk the Moon, 2014

All the World's a Stage

MARC COHEN

"I was involved with the original Broadway production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and this BoxArt is inspired by the theatrical staging ... People flock together around a focal point, in this case a cross, and become players in the story of Jesus."  -Marc Cohen

Dance Me to the End of Love

CAROL NAGAN

“I love Leonard Cohen’s poetry and music.  This particular song is so beautiful – just right for everyone in love.  The first line, ‘Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin’ sparked an image that I wanted to draw.”  -Carol Nagan

Indie Rock

LIZ NOWOTNY

“Indie Rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1970s.  Originally used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock.  We are so fortunate that this came about.  Without this movement, we would have missed out on so much fantastic music.” -Liz Nowotny

BLACKBIRD SINGING IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

RICK GEARY 

“When I first heard this song (on the Beatles’ White Album) I was much affected by its desolate, plaintive quality.  In an interview years later, McCartney said that his words were inspired, in part, by the sorry state of race relations in the USA – so, of course, it’s a captive bird.” -Rick Geary

Tear Down the Wall

MIKE LAGG

"The emminent catastrophic political climate inspired this piece relating to THE WALL by Pink Floyd ...  Walls only imprison us ..."  -Mike Lagg

Music in the Palm of Your Hand

 PAULA WILSON

 “This artwork is inspired from listening to music with my cellular phone.  The entire world of music is available!  In the studio, I put on some jams and dance.” -Paula Wilson

Bye Bye Blackbird

CAROL NAGAN

“This is a song that I would sing to my kids when they were little – partly because I knew all the words but also because I loved the idea of someone who is down and out being able to go to someone who was waiting with welcome and comfort.”  -Carol Nagan

Imagine

JUDY A. PEKELSMA

“50 years ago, I was a young woman receiving news of my friends dying in Vietnam.  Music was the solace for my troubled soul.”  -Judy A. Pekelsma