St Abb's National Reserve

St Abb's National Reserve
View from my office

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Working through the bigger picture by dealing with smaller ones: I have a show to think about; I need to choose 2 alternatives from a given list of studios which will be transformed to white wall gallery in less than a blink of an eye. I have decisions to make- what to leave in and what to take out of the visual statement which will represent, not necessarily my time at Northumbria, but an eloquent expression of my lines of enquiry.
Decisions, decisions...
Not my strong point, historically, but, according to a wise person I met today, decisions should be easy.
This is news and gladly met. resistance to this information should be listened to, then reconsidered...
Why not easy? What have I met that tells me this will cost me dear? (someone must have whispered it in my ear when I was young, surely?)
So while I figure the whole thing out, reading on Gordon Matta-Clark after seeing Barbican Exhib, to deal with outer space and Susan Hiller exhib deals with inner, a book about the 'Re-Enchantment of Art' and Marcus Boon's 'In Praise of copying' all to feed my brain, soul and spirit.
I cant' sit and think too much without blowing a fuse to cut and paste to make collage from images taken from various stages of painting
John Houston apparently had, on average, 6 projects in stages of process at one go, making progress at differing rates. Inspiring. I thought I was a scatterbrain with 4, but that makes me positively linear and mundane.
It's right what is taught, the answers are in the making, fundamentally, and the other stuff hold the fragment in time and space.
Which is all very nice but quite tiring...


Llamarama said...

I likie the top ones (newuns) in particular...looks quite...industrial somehow!

Michelle said...

I really like the push and pull of these pieces, it makes your brain work hard, which is always a good thing.
I can see a lot more coherance in this work Sarah, a lot of the old you, your roots in colour and subject, but with new injection of energy and dynamic. Well done girl. I love to see this work for real sometime.

And yes I agree with the above comment from Llamarama, it does have an industrial feel. OOO, a huge metal sculpture for my new garden. Hope you can use a welder!!


Sarah said...

Thanks folks
Coherance? interesting, in terms of the context of the presentation curatorship can simulate a linear narrative. I see a circular one, myself, but the picture described here is a partial one as I edit. I'd be intereseted to hear your thoughts about subject and colour so I can see if the work is communicating.