Hi there all those out in blog land…..thanks for being faithful readers – even when I don't follow through with writing up where I am at in the studio. At the moment – breathing a sigh of relief – end of year assessment is done & dusted, (a fav saying of my DH), & I am in what I call the 'fall out zone'. It always occurs after a 'big push' event. I just slept for the first 48 hours! (UNHEARD OF for me!)
I had 62 pieces to submit – some of which you have seen along the way during the semester – (some of the prints, & book making) others you haven't – partly because they are pretty poor standard & partly because I haven't been diligent about photographing everything & I have lots of scanning to do. For tonight, I will just leave you with this one………this is my oil painting submission – a triptych called 'fragile life' . I have included my 'artist statement' below.
avoiding the appearance of anatomical pregnancy biology,
this work explores the fragility of the formation of life.
that despite a parent’s best care & intentions,
they have no control over the outcome of a pregnancy
& only with a touch of the divine,
can life be given & sustained.
indicative of the complex web
of spiritual, natural, emotional & physical elements
the textural & interwoven brush stokes & colour
belie the interplay of fears & anxieties after conception
Keron Lee 2009
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13
this is a 'zentangle' style page spread that I did for a visiting RR JOURNAL last week…..it explores all of the self doubt & uncertainty I was feeling post submission…..posing the question – IF, in my very being I am compelled to create art – does that of itself, make me an artist?