Keeping on with the drawing. Layer upon layer. Week Three.
An Archeology of drawing. Memories, Histories, Stories, Journeys and Formalities.
How am I thinking and seeing ?
I do love painting. The Finishing of masks is just about my favourite part of the mask making process. Therefore, now I am setting myself this challenge, to paint for the sake of painting. I shall use this 3D triptych as the blank ground for painting. I just don’t know what it will be, certainly not decorative and not my familiar mask technique of exaggerating the underlying form. So lets see. I have always been particularly impressed by the way in which ceramic artists are able to paint/draw directly onto a 3D surface. And of course, cave painters did the same, on bare rock AND in the dark.
Drawings: moving betwixt Eagle and Human…not married the two images yet. More work to be done
Today I re-hung an old painting which I made in 89/90 while living in Brittany. Curious as to how I made work then, I found the figures have mask like faces, yes, the mask was with me then, I just hadn’t discovered it. Technically it is a bit rubbish, but looking at it again after 26 years helps me clarify my trajectory. At that time I was rediscovering the figurative while looking at my own personal and political concerns….sexuality, individualism and community. Concerns which occupy my practice to this day.