Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Hey Wow, four posts in five days. I can't be working hard enough. I needed a bit of a break after my exhibition which was...well..a little disapointing in terms of sales. Thats what you get for exhibiting during the school holidays. People are too busy spending money on their children rather than on deep and meaningful paintings that match so well with the curtains. Sigh. Where are their priorities? Hard not to take it personally but I'm sure the prices will go through the roof when I'm dead so thats encouraging....uh... I think? Hey at least I'm not short of Christmas presents for the family. They say a change is as good as a break so I'm working (& I use the term loosely) on some sculptures that I plan to exhibit at the Summer Arts Festival in January 2010. Troy and I have both been invited as guest exhibitors. He's working on a fab photo series for it that have just blown me away but I'm sworn to secrecy. And I'm not going to put any pics of my finished sculptures on here yet but these are some snapshots of the works in progress. This is what I've been doing today which has involved lots of spraypainting of the cage structures themselves. As its raining I've had to do them in the garage which I've discovered does NOT constitute a well- ventilated area as specified on the instructions for use. Don't blame me if there are spelling or gramma mistakes, its the fumes I tell ya! I've killed enough brain cells with alcohol over my adult life to waste whats left on paint fumes. Unfortunately no-one told me until quite recently that if you kill brain cells they DON'T grow back!!! Aaaaaaaarrrrrggghhh! I feel quite liberated doing these sculptures because I can do them simply for the enjoyment of creating them without having to worry if anyone else is going to like them or not. Unfortunately I have to compromise my paintings sometimes because if I don't sell any I'm screwed. So the sculptures may even reflect a bit more of my gothic tendancies with just a little steampunk thrown in for good measure. Its been a revelation to discover there is a word for those kind of leanings - steampunk. Which means I'm not the only one who likes that kinda stuff. Quite reassuring really. I must look it up to see the proper definition...now I'm rambling...blame the spray paint!I guess we won't be eating off the dining room table tonight.