Sunday, 21 March 2010
Work on the solo is coming along nicely. Like I said before, its almost top secret. i have some work going off to an auction In Nottingham and have had 3 works selected for the Worcester Open. A mammoth meeting took place on Friday regarding the C-O-L-L-I-D-E-R collective with work ideas abounding for the WAC: Presents art fair. Lets hope we can pull it off.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
I am very excited, in fact so excited I justified a new spend on an iphone...oh well. I have been granted a Grants for the Arts application with the lovely curator Catherine Hemelryk from Bury St Edmunds Gallery to travel up and down the country responding to stately home collections. I am really excited particularly that I will be working alongside writers that will really throw my work hopefully into turmoil along the journey, creating articles and new writings that can only add to the mix of responses. Gavin Wade will be Catherine's mentor on this one, which will I am sure create new ideas for her too. I am, as a result, going to be traveling up and down the country for the next 18 months creating new shows to new and existing audiences. The venues and writers will be revealed shortly.
I have a number of shorter other projects that are happening and I will post anything to do with soon.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
New drawings are being shaped and I am seeking a good sized workshop to create new sculptures. I am devising ways of making new sound works too, so I feel overwhelmed by the starting of new works before finishing others. Still, the back - stories being told somehow appear to be holding it all together in some way, which is rather reassuring in itself.
Whilst working on these new works I have become infatuated with Ludwig II of Bavaria. I wish sometimes that my head would stop, although I understand that for some, ideas are sometimes long coming, so I should feel blessed. Sleep patterns are becoming erratic, black circles are becoming more evident. Am I in my own way following the path of Ludwig's so - called insanity? Time will no doubt tell. I am also reading the Count of Monte Cristo again, so perhaps the two are becoming intertwined?
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Work for the show in Nottingham is well under way. I have producing a series of works to date that include portraiture and imaginary modes of transport. These are a mixture of collage, prints and drawings that involve complicated back stories of treachery, collision, violence and laughter.
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