Monday, July 16, 2012

Starship

Star ship; 25 x 28 inches; mixed media
  Ever have one of those moments when another layer of the onion skin of your self is peeled back, and you see your personality more clearly?  I have a friend who thinks an artist should maintain an aura of mystery - don't show all your cards at once.  And I see her point.  It's quite a good one.  There is something to be said about visiting an exhibition and being able to encounter a work of art for the first time in the flesh, rather than visiting a show of paintings which you already had the chance of viewing online. 
 
  But I am not mysterious, I am a consummate cataloguer. 
 
  In fact, I was my high school theatre company's historian - taking snaps of every play we ever produced.  And when it was brought to my attention that my own studio work should be databased and catalogued, my inner child clapped her hands and squealed with delight.  So here it is people, yet another painting.  And yes, this means if you come to an exhibit of mine you will likely be viewing work which you could have seen previously on your computer screen at home; but that's just the kind of girl I am.

1 comment:

Ann Osgood said...

I don't think I agree with your friend as I often try to see work that I have loved in books or online...Meanwhile this painting is telling me about the space ship of survivors getting the hell out of here when the clouds turn radioactive...