I want to make art that connects my viewer to his or her inner world. I want to reach people in a poetic way. With an emotional simplicity. There is time and labour within the work. I want to remind people of what it feels like to look at the horizon I want to work very large, very simply, but with evident labour. I want my handwork to be obvious, perhaps stitched, then removed, then marked again, then removed again. A worn down historical type idea. That we go on. I want to approach my work as if I have all the time I need.
I'm busy this week preparing work to mail to England for my last assessment before the exhibition next June. I am not sure if this will be the exhibition work but I am getting closer. I'm sending eight pieces in my portfolio, plus the many sketchbooks and notes I've made over the last three months.
“Immensity is within ourselves. It is attached to a sort of expansion of being that life curbs and caution arrests, but which starts again when we are alone.” Gaston Bachelard