Life gets in the way of everything so the last few days have been taken up with everything else. Back in the studio today, and it feels good to get the creative focus going again. Had some exciting discussions with other artists and creative minds in the area on Saturday and my next feat is to test out my small scale ideas in full / or nearly full size.
In the meantime I have been pouring paint, letting paint be itself and then corralling it into a sense of flow. The challenge for me is to connect the dots of what I am doing, creating and see if there are some parallels. At least I know this - at the centre of it all is me, so there has to be some correlation!
I have been inspired by the fine Artist Ann Hamilton and there is a wonderful book at the ArtsPlace Library that showcases her work. I have also decided to replicate the 'contained forest' feeling in 'real space' rather than tank space. Part of the appeal is the transformation of natural world on its own. The forsythia blossomed of its own accord, even as its corralled in a tank with some water to help it along.
The other main consideration is the appearance of grids in my work. And its importance in imposing order, defining space etc.