“I think of drawing as a way of getting information and really learning to understand imagery.” - Cecily Brown
Anna Bjerger has a corner filled with ten years of old books / magazines. There’s usually nothing new but it’s about looking at imagery time and again to see if anything jumps out.
OLD IMAGERY RECEIVING NEW CONTEXT.
You need to have a genuine feeling for an image.
Two large canvases. Diptych idea?
Nothing done is also nothing ruined.
If it is to be it will come again.
London is happening in April. Can’t wait!
Idea for a painting: “The To and Fro of Indecision”.
If you look a little longer you will see things that have always been there but not in the same context as before. I’ve started looking a little closer at drawings that have been transferred onto acetate and pairing them off with others that I normally wouldn’t have previously.
Paint went well today - generally just blocking so it’s not too tasking. Colours - light v dark. Which elements of the image come to the fore and what fights to be heard.
Chris Ofili’s “No Woman No Cry” - canvas rested on 2 heaps of elephant dung covered in a transparent resin.
Sculpture ideas - photos stacked like a house of cards. On panels?
Trip to Newtownards and Belfast today.
Really struggling to get motivated.
The act of drawing has stagnated. If you cut off the source how do you expect the river to flow?
Even working on other imagery (drawings) when painting something else is bound to have positive repercussions?
Took a while to get going. Not really focusing on one task but I think that’s good sometimes.
Been thinking a lot about potential sculptural ideas recently. Give it a whirl?
“Shooting the Darkness” documentary on RTÉ was fascinating insight from photojournalists who were front line witnesses to some of the most horrific atrocities during the Troubles.