Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Monday, 16 November 2015

the Mis-take the Mistake

Early years of art school I identified with graphic design and illustration - the mindset of it made sense to me.... once upon a time. BUT I then through my practice, discovered the beauty of the mis-take, the 'mistake'.
Every thing that was not alive in graphic illustration ( illumination) and design, and the motive of this way of think/seeing became just plain inhuman.
As you may know, and as  I tend to believe, our mistakes are our greatest opportunity to learn, grow.....evolve. The mistake became a crucial part of my process. A piece of work that had actual mistakes or conscious mistakes became a part of the greater 'equation'. Skill levels aside, Emotional and Feeling levels overwhelmed my process. We must feel the work we see and make, no matter the level of understanding of works of, and the history of art. This understanding comes from no books.  

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A Forgotten Painting, 20 plus years ago.....

I remember a few things about this painting except actually painting it.
I executed my friends' idea of painting on the outside, what was on the inside.......20 plus years ago now.
As the story was told to me, the basement was renovated recently, but the owners were 'not allowed ' to touch this painting, said their friends.
And so, thankyu friends of my friends...........and there it still stands.... and here are some shots of it.