Looking, Mark Rothko

The paintings of Mark Rothko were a big influence on my art, and on the way I look at art. It's spiritual, in the way that nature often is, when you are hiking up a mountain, and pause and breathe, when you gaze at the lake, the meadow of wildflowers, the waves on a winter beach, and you feel yourself falling into the landscape, becoming part of it. Rothko's work is like that--it breathes, it is alive, it pulls you in.

(When people look like the painting.)

Pictures taken at the Tate Modern.