I thought I would trial a new thing on Saturdays drawing attention to some of my older posts on a theme. Given some of my soul searching this week (entirely not pain induced! promise!) I thought I would highlight some of my struggles to advance my work conceptually. some of
my experimentations and fears. so enjoy!
- Like Paper The concept emerges and the finished result
The first image is my interpretation of ‘street’ I am particularly, um, pleased I guess, at how it turned out, it communicates the horror of our accident very well.
- Expression of Pain
This is what happens when you are depressed and painting. It is a hard piece to talk about and was a hard piece to paint – I collapsed in tears at the end of it. This is pure expressionism.
Sometimes I feel a need to fit in with fashion or to prove that I have the traditional grounding. I don’t know why, since I progressed to more contemporary styles I have felt that my work has exploded into a whole new dimension and I don’t really want to look backwards.
- How do a know if a piece is the right one?
I think art is a lot like love. you don’t know when it will hit or how, you don’t know why it happens and I don’t think you can force it, it just has to happen.
- Letting it Out
Drawing is especially good for this because I can let go and receive some instant results. I don’t need to setup or prepare, just to unleash everything on the paper. It is such a raw medium I think it can often capture an energy that painting might lose through overworking.