Thursday, September 29, 2005

Going round in circles

It's always difficult to put into words what I do visually so hopefully this journal will help - me, if no one else! I'm also reluctant to explain my work because I would rather people take from it what they want and not necessarily be influenced by what inspired it. Then again I'm an illustrator and words are crucial to work as they conjure up the images in my head in the first place and I would love to be able to vocalise that to other people, because like it or some do ask.

Basically my head is a jumble of contradictions and fretful descision making and for me to get work produced sometimes I need a clear out mentally (and physically - I'm always spring cleaning whatever the time of year). So bear with me if this journal starts off a bit sporadically but I've come to the conclusion it's better to just write something, anything, than waste time trying to figure out what to do first!

I've started with the two main themes that are running through my work at the moment, Whispers and Cadence and will come back to them as and when the mood takes me. I was asked at a recent exhibition what inspired the Cadence paintings so will do my best with that one and the Whispers series is very much work in progress so you will see those as they develop. And I will add other projects and ideas in between all this, bit like a scrapbook and sketchbook all in one.

Let's see if I can actually go in a straight line for a change instead of dizzying circles!

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