Tuesday, 27 July 2010

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I should have posted these photos ages ago! Now the show is over and this artist feels like a tired straw doll with big button eyes and no memory of green…
Ten days ago I was in Wakefield once more. As I was unable to the Arthouse had asked artist Carrie Scott-Huby to give a workshop which took my art as its starting point. I talked about selected pieces in the morning, right in the gallery, focussing on how I delve into childhood memories and look for their emotional essence and make work from there.
Everything to do with the workshop amazes me. That it happened and that I was there. That people wanted to do it in the first place, because my art had moved them. How they responded to what I said. How they felt inspired to make work and share some of their own experiences. That Carrie and I worked well together in spite of me having to disappear in bed for longish periods.
It may sound strange, but I felt whole. Everything seemed to make sense: My artwork, my poetry and short stories, the writing and recording of "Lying low and reaching high", my presentation on opening night and how I communicated during the workshop - not lost years after all, even if mostly spent lying on the floor and speaking to myself.
I can't even begin to say how much I have learned - there's a lot to process. Suffice to say that the seeds were laid here: writing my blog, communicating in virtual but real ways with other artists was a first step out into the world.
Back to bed.

9 comments:

Kruse said...

I am so glad that thw workshop was a positive experience. Perhaps the feeling of it 'making sense' is because art is about communicating, and at an event like that you are also getting feedback from the folks your art speaks too.
I was ill in bed that weekend - are we EVER going to meet?
I wrote a review of your exhibition which is now on my blog. Lovely to see the pictures of it here.

A rambling rose said...

I wish I could have seen the exhibition how beautiful your work looks in the space - and the strength of the work when you see it all together - I will now have a look at the review posted on Kruse's blog - congratulations

Lesley B. said...

The show looks perfect, immaculate. Out of so called irrationality of fairy tales and personal recall the result, for me, is coherent, seamless. I love it!

lasuza said...

I am so happy for you. I would so have loved to have been there, heard you talk, seen your film. I understand what you mean about feeling whole, that shape of your life fits your body and soul. Blessed moments.

Naomi Bardoff said...

I wish I could've seen this in person, it's so beautiful. I love the second to last photo especially.

Joni said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!
Love, Joni xxx

mansuetude said...

What a constelation of self. That everything makes sense. Its enviable. Great feeling when it comes.

those tiny dresses really open doors in my imagination, and those feet walking without an upper embodiement.

Beautiful work.

grrl + dog said...

one day..

you will look back at this time

and feel even stronger..

that you did it
after all and in spite.

redredday said...

oh i still wish i could have been there!! still love coming here to look at these pictures...