AUSTIN KEAR


In the Light

For my thesis, I researched Led Zeppelin and the factors that led them to become one of the greatest bands of all time, while also being one of the most controversial. They were a British group singing about love, Vikings, and Lord of the Rings. Using heavy American blues musical influence and German Aerospace Engineering themed album artwork, they stuck out. Led Zeppelin was very influential to me as an artist, as a man, as a brother, son or friend. I feel their music differently every time I listen to them. To an extent I believe you consciously don’t pick who you look up to. As an artist, influence comes from any direction at any time, but you can feel when you resonate with something at its core. It doesn’t matter what it is. This piece is me as an artist at my core influenced by Led Zeppelin.