I'm really excited to introduce you to a new collection of works that I've been grafting at for a while. Carl (lovely husband) gave me a box of beautifully written postcards spanning from 1910 - 1930. Never having any idea what to do with them, they lay in my studio for a good few years, shifting about with me when we moved. I had no thoughts as to what I could do with me, but they were way to beautiful to give away or sell.
About 6 months ago, I began thinking about Abstract Artworks and the great masters gave meaning to non-visual lines. I bought myself the wonderful 'What Are You Looking At' Book by Will Gompertz the audio version, so that I might listen to and refresh my limited knowledge of Art from the past 150 years whilst I worked in the studio. I don't mind telling you that this experience could only be described as a wonderful experience, making artworks as I listened to exactly why Marcel Duchamp signed his urinal sculpture 'R Mutt' and more. Inspiring? I should say so.
So with my listening, came a little more confidence about this way of working and relearning theories of how art became what it is today, my own artwork began loosening up. I began to tinker with line, working with my eye's closed to see if I might make interesting lines, purely for the sake of making interesting marks, I really enjoyed it.
So now I'm at a play-stage and am savouring it. I'm not sure if/how these works will make it into the galleries I currently deal with. I've just sent two out yesterday so the feedback will be interesting. I'm a commercial girl, so in the end I make works to sell and my interest to see if these might make delicious, unusual Christmas Gifts is yet to be seen... the future as they say, is unwritten, but it's looking tremendously exciting.