What a wonderful theme for an exhibition! I am part of an exhibition running at Art.b gallery at the moment entitled Vice Versa, curated by Juria Le Roux. Invited artists were asked to find a ‘partner’ and each were then asked to to a work of their impression of the other. This could take the form of a construction, written work, sculpture or a portrait which some chose to do, while others are more abstract works and some just simply quirky. My partner is Victor Harley, and these are our contributions… every picture tells a story. Victor’s mixed media work is entitled ‘Conversations with a disproportionate loss’, while mine is ‘The dichotomy of the seen and the unseen ‘.
I recently had a discussion with another artists about working when uninspired. I don’t usually have that problem as I often feel I have inspiration overload, which is really the other side of the same coin! Either way, it can be really inhibiting. So what do you do? I suppose it’s different for everyone, but as a working artist I go to work every day. I don’t always achieve what I’d like and some days not much at all, but I always show up. Some days I clean the studio, other days I will do mechanical things like paint frames and it’s all a step in the right direction. I have started a drawing project with two friends, aiming to do a small sketchbook drawing every day. We share them on whatsapp and, while I’m not in the routine yet, it is a great encouragement to each of us to at least do one thing every day.