A few lessons have been learnt in the past couple of weeks.
A friend of mine and I were discussing exhibiting a body of work regularly as a vehicle of evolution in her art practice. Like many things she's says, it struck a chord with me. Every body of work is practice for the next. It's a realisation of ideas, visualisation of thoughts and an exploration of process. It feeds and nurtures themes that resonate.
Another facet of visual art is working to a brief or a commission. It's not a large part of my practice, at this point. However, this year I decided to give the Blaney Textures of One exhibition a go.
My concept was grand, my ideas expansive; my first print disappointing.
Damm, the description "busy", is probably polite.
So, I went away and watered the garden, while I tried to figure out if I would pull out, or pull something else together.
I decided on the latter.
Rummaging through my stash, I found another piece of cloth and did something we all need to do sometimes: Simplify.
The result is better, not best. We'll see. At least I didn't pull out and its been great practice for the next piece, just around the corner...
Image,"Meadow" Lino cut on Contact Printed silk, 2017 50 x 50 cm framed.