I cannot help my art work becoming intensly autobiographical at times, torn between FIRSTLY creating for the sake of the process & the tacit learning that takes place working various materials – understanding how they respond & function mixed on a different substrate or & with an unusual additive…………AND SECONDLY finding a way to express a jumble of feelings that sum up my day & where my heart is…..what art will my soul birth – I am always birthing a creation of sorts – but what sort – is largly reflectant of my thoughts and feelings of the time……..OMG – I swear at times I fit that psycho ‘tortured artist’ profile to a tee. It’s worrying! At times I wish I could just create whimsical fluff – but no – everything HAS to MEAN something – tell a story – okay – I confess – I AM sick!!!! – my ‘membership card’ is in the mail……..LOL!!!! My art, whether I like it or not, comes out of my soul – so one should not be surprised that it echos what’s going on in my head at the time.
I am not going to offer any explanation for this page spread – it is what it is – it IS FULL of allogory – from the colours on the page, to the images on the scraps that is the underlying background. Some of the meanings are deeply veiled (& others not so deeply) – hidden meanings for where I am right now & what I am experiencing in life – but I don’t really want to explain it – some of it is just too personal. SO – enjoy it or no – it will be gone after a couple of days……. One of the last journal prompts was to re-use your own artwork – so I have used scans of my ‘face of the day’ works I did while we were away (as these all had no backgrounds) & created ‘people’ with them. I actually tried various scenarios with them – I first had them as circles & ovals – then cut out the head shapes – & eventually, 3rd time lucky – settled on them being squares & rectangles. The background is made from scraps of paper worked over with paint & gold leaf.