31 March 2011
28 March 2011
"Go Fish" sticker on the side of my computer - I think that people
started underestimating the value of real art in their life when everything
became a trend of design minimalism and metropolitan reality. Art reflects
the spirit of the owner, and that cannot be simplified and deconstructed.
While I myself love interior design that is functional, simple and practical,
that isn't art. Streamlining the surroundings has a tendency to make people
as sterile and linear as a square - that's where little moments of artistic
reflection come in. Something to relieve the straight lines....
01 March 2011
Critical Distance you say.....???
It's a term used to describe the need for time away from an artwork so that you can see it with fresh eyes, objectively and with a view to correcting and completing the work - basically, the opportunity to critique your own work.
The more time an artist can give an artwork, the greater the opportunity to clarify the vision - and then it's a balance between not working enough and over-working the piece.
Right now, I can look at each drawing and see where it needs further work, and where I have to stop and let the poor thing breathe life. Sometimes the desire to 'mother' a composition can smother it instead!