I came across the Danish video channel Louisiana Channel (http://channel.louisiana.dk/) where artists talk about their work and what inspires them. Most interviews seems to have been recorded in their studios which adds to the ‘background’ so to speak. Have a look – they are very inspiring!
The images above are quick sketches where I tried to create a likeness whilst the artists were talking. Sometimes I had to play parts of the video several times before I put a stop to the excersise. And this is what they are – learning how to see and make my hand copy what I observe.
I seem to not being able to change the organic, ‘dotty, and ‘flowing’ way of drawing. And yes, red is also a prevalent feature. With Flow I just had to stop – don’t think another spot of colour would improve the final work! Next piece – maybe all in grey …..
The blurring of different life-forms continues in this work. I now see a wind flowing through the wood and its ‘other’/partner, moving branches and exposing an underlying being. There is what looks like a sunlit glade. Even if you have stared at and worked on a piece for an extended period you can surprise yourself looking at it later!
Procrastination is something I’m battling. I had the intention this morning of starting something new in oil – and then I took out this piece and started ‘fiddling’. It had to stop and this is it. It’s been toned down and hope, in the shape of green, was added. Thorns, as some sort of weapon (and absolutely not with any religious intentions) is another theme that I seem to be addicted to.
from the long-running ‘Fur’ series which started in 2002 as a reaction to the photo of a mouse with a human ear growing out of its back. My question was/is – what can ‘nature’ do to protect itself from humans and their destructive bent? My thought was for a combination of capacities – imaginary collaborations between creatures and their environments.