Have been looking to the past a bit recently. Lost my confidence in so many ways... looking back to remind myself that it will be ok. Had these 2 pieces accepted into an exhibition in 2006 and to my utter amazement they sold on the opening night. My first time! Circles again... Easington, East Yorkshire... I'm working on completely new works at the moment. Nowhere near ready to show the world yet. It's daunting... changing something that has been successful. But I need to keep moving forward. Really, really need to do it...
Saturday, 2 October 2010
The funny thing is that I have been aware of this work for a while now. Been reading about it. Various publications. I liked what I read. I lapped up the visuals. But when I finally got around to locating and visiting the gallery (bit of a stupid, mental block with regards to going to places that I don't know how to get to. Another example of being an idiot), I had no idea that this work was here. I discovered it. But still didn't twig what it was. Then the penny dropped. I utterly loved it. The fragments started me thinking about my own work. My own use of fragements and bits and bobs. I went to the Harley gallery on a grey sunday afternoon. Expecting to have a nice time. But not quite prepared for the complete turnaround in my own creative vision which has plagued me since. I have started working. The sort of working that cannot stop for things like sleeping and eating. Can't switch my brain off. But it's ok. Am maybe a bit pleased with what I'm doing. Time will tell.