These are the last couple of days of the Christmas holidays now – back to college starts on Monday and even though I feel as tired as ever I did (where oh where did my lie-ins go?!?) I am really looking forward to going back. We’ll be doing some more sculpture and printmaking and painting (hoorah!) but also video/time-based media stuff and ceramics neither of which I have ever done and am looking forward to immensely. I haven’t been idle on the art front although there are no drawings to show – rather I’ve been reading and looking at things. I bought Seven Days In The Art World in the Kindle sale and it has been a discomfiting read. It’s not a world I could feel happy in or comfortable about. Not that it matters since I will not be part of it but it does beg the question of how I would like to be an artist, what that would look like in my life. Poor, I suspect!
Ah well… I’ve also been idly looking at other artists, trying to see what I like, what I want to do. There are a number of artists who excite me visually – Paula Rego is fairly important to me right now and I need to get hold of some book on her. This is feeding into a personal project that I need to come up with a proposal for and am currently not articulate about. Something to do with paint, probably figurative/narrative, silence/emotion? I don’t know how to connect all these things up into something coherent, more’s the pity.
Anyway, no picture today! Much apologies – normal service should resume Monday after first day at college.