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An early influence on the work I am making now was Edward Hopper. I had been living in New York City for about 7 years.  By the time I returned to New York and saw the Edward Hopper show at the Whitney Museum in 1980, I had moved to New Mexico and was experiencing a .....

An early influence on the work I am making now was Edward Hopper. I had been living in New York City for about 7 years.  By the time I returned to New York and saw the Edward Hopper show at the Whitney Museum in 1980, I had moved to New Mexico and was experiencing a great deal of nostalgia for the urban life. I had seen his painting “Early Sunday Morning” on a daily basis while I was living in New York, because it was the cover of the NYC phone book. I had never seen a large exhibition of his work.  His work speaks to me. I am particularly drawn to his paintings with people.  The quietness of his figures and their aloneness evokes in me a mood of melancholy and serenity.

Another influence, although I haven’t seen much of his work in person, is George Segal.  I saw a few pieces at the Albuquerque Museum in the early 90’s.  He did life castings in plaster of all sorts of people and placed them in minimal but understandable environments.  I am drawn to it because without being totally realistic he makes art about the common man.

I also like the simple stories about everyday people.  An author I particularly enjoy is Larry McMurtry, not so much his novels about cowboys in the 1800’s, but his novels like Terms of Endearment and Desert Rose that are set in Texas in the 1950’s and 60’s. I’ve heard it said that nothing happens in his books. but I am fascinated by the little dramas of the lives he writes about.

– Lucy Lyon, 2018

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