Experimentation time. 2019 is already proving to be a positive opportunity. Having met with and joined the local ‘Clowning’ community, I am experimenting ‘The Mask’ in a different context . Making new noses and quarter masks. All shall be revealed in due course and event and works emerge.
I am looking forwards to working with Mark Curwood, Peta Lily and Red Herring over the next few weeks. Finding a place somewhere between mask and clown. How else can we deal with the amazing changes taking place throughout the world except through dark humour?
Update on the Small Willow Pattern drawings. They may well be finished this time.
Added more hands, more depth. Some still with willow pattern elements and some without. Moving away from the ‘source’.
Stephen Jon ‘Charcoal on Paper’ Duration of project was four months, Series begun September 2018, finished January 2019
Work in Progress: unfinished charcoal on paper. Stephen Jon 2018
Some test pieces. Charcoal onPaper
New Pantalone Mask goes off with a new fried to find a new life and new adventures.
I came a cropper. Interesting lesson. I showed too many people what I had done and had lots of very good feedback BUT that stopped me from working. I lost my own thread with the work and started to doubt where I wanted to take the work. I am now getting back to my original intentions and have started to draw again, after a two week break. I shall now show just details and research stuff for a while and not share wide .
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