So May has been trundling along and we have the end of the month not far round the corner, and I have a few applications in process. One of which I had almost completed after hours of input only to see it dissappear with the wrong press of a button on the computer! I spent Monday afternoon with a migraine and today I have re-written the application but more sesibley to documnets rather than direct inputting into the screen. I have done this all before I should not be making these basic mistakes...so as well as the applications I have events coming up. I will have work on show in the Curious Duke Gallery throughout June, you are welcome to go and vists. Delivering my work to the gallery is one of my jobs next week. I addition I am slowly installing the display that will be on my walls for the Open Studios in the last weekend of June and the first in July. Please email for details. And slowly progressing in my studio are two bodies of work: The work from the Corby Glen Project using carbon blacks
And the work in the “Making Decisions in the Dark" series. Making Decisions in the Dark has arisen from the reflective process that making the Corby Glen work has prompted. So I made the proposal and did the initial ground work for Corby Glen two years ago. A two years that has represented a ground swell in support for my work and a measure of financial success. My work has developed in the subsequent years with the developments I have had in confidence, and and willingness to take more risks and take things further. the political landscape has changed too and put a little shot of urgency in there. In realising the contraints I put into the Corby Glen Proposal, by completing a bosy of that work now, I have been prompted to make a counterbalancing freer body of work along side of it. Work that is far more seductive in the making as it puts me in to a flow state. Such a flow state that I was only forced to stop when I ran out of space to dry work and canvas surfaces to out work on. And I wonder if the migraine I have been having is because where I really need to be is back in there reentering the flow.
“Making Decisions in the Dark” 2019, hand mixed oil on canvas, 100x100cm