Untitled: projection, greaseproof paper, wood, thread
So given that in my last post I discussed my inner turmoil and my struggle going from sketchbook to screen, I thought I would give you a sneak peak into what I’m doing at the moment. Quite a drastic shift from painting isn’t it? I was in our project space instead of my studio which allowed me to work in darkness. I felt a bit like a mole for most of the day as whenever I left the room everywhere felt painfully bright in comparison! What happened in that room though was very exciting for me. I was working with light. Not only that, I was controlling it. Through the use of shadow and material placement I was manipulating it. At first I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. The best thing to do in those situations is just to start on something. So I did. And I kept going, and going, and going. Taking photo after photo, film after film. I didn’t want to stop. This is the problem/most fantastic thing about art. Once you start you can’t stop, the momentum carries you. One idea leads to another and before your know it you have a creative labyrinth spilling out of your head and into physical forms. I love it! To me life without art would be empty. Or in the word’s of Eva Hesse: “I think art is a total thing. A total person giving contribution. It is an essence, a soul, and that’s what it’s about…In my inner soul art and life are inseparable”.