There’s a lot going on at the moment – both personally and in the rest of the world. This begs the question as an artist: do I mirror that in my work or do I look for a little diversion? A diversion almost seems like putting my head in the sand ‘ostrich style’, but on the other hand using all the external triggers may well tip me into the black hole. Personally, I feel like using colour, lots of it – not something I usually do, my general palette choices being fairly muted. It’s fortuitous then, that a slot given 18 months ago happens to be now and given me my answer. I have teamed up with a number of artist friends and we are exhibiting at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville until the end of March. The exhibition is entitled ‘Whimsy’ and is lots of fun, and frankly a breath of fresh air. Escapism for sure, but with an edge to it. We all need to escape every now and then, it’s good for the soul! See the Catalogue here
My four little works depicted here are multilayered monoprints with pastel drawing and were certainly an escape while doing them. I think I’ll do more…..