mapping my mind and reflecting my life, loves and influential events…The pattern of industry enthralls me and it turns up in my artwork everywhere, like in another love’ shoes!!……and creating abstract type designs
It is what we ‘see’, and that which adds itself to our personal library of ‘cherrypicked’ moments, that creates the unique artists we become.It is not always totally explainable, why we are drawn to this or that..and melding all of my interestsfrom colours, media, mediums, from wax to ink, plywood to paper…spray paint and templates to resins, acrylics, gold leaf..
Newly discovered and not yet famous artists discovered in local Art Galleries like Angela Chalmers, whose work on Melinex, a transclusent plastic type material that she created beautiful flowing ink portrayals of women, letting the light filter through from behind the flexible melinex material, whom i previously studied but try as i might could not acquire the material- ‘melinex’,.
So in this project my intention is to make myself more ‘transparent’ and reflect my layers, revisiting past, adding the present but also contemplating the direction i would like to pursue as i embark on my final year at Teesside.I want to start the next leg of my journey in the mindset of knowing i crossed all the t’s and dotted the ‘i’s, by revisiting and completing as much as possible of the experimental art i never managed to complete due to time and my expansive imagination and interests.
So all of what i have done in Week one to week six, my written diary of events, my ink drawn diary of influences and interests over same period, artists i have studied and revisited, my experiments involving colleagues and public in the doodle/drawing challenge will be weaving its way onto my 5ft by 3ft6 canvas, piece by piece and intuition along with my acquired art experience will hopefully help as i compose this mixed media, all encompassing true reflection and expression of the cherry picking, reverse chameleon, philosophical, intuitive, fuelled by inspiration, imaginative, non ‘artcast’, unlabelled- although perhaps slightly bohemien and eccentric?? and most definetely “Complicated’..
Im just me… trying to break free…
“The journey is as infinite as the will is strong and the mind is open”