There is always a frenzied work period prior to an exhibition, always my favorite time, deep in the flow of creation, and a whole mess in the studio, I don’t clean up, until I complete a process. If my studio is tidy, it means i’m about to embark on new work. After an exhibition I clean down the decks, ready to start again.
This panel is a bit of a departure from my other work, I have tried to illustrate by texture the types of rock surface. I t is not finished yet but is well on the way. The title “Chasm” is self explanatory.
Below is a selection of close ups of texture detail. This is still a work in progress.
Naming the work
Work continues with commission, but I have decided to give it a working title, much easier on the ear, I am calling it “Chosen Lands”. Why?, because it is based on a panel called “Terrain”, and chosen because it has been selected by clients for their home, nothing very complicated, but it has a resonance beyond the obvious, something about choice, and home, and ownership. Appropriate really. I am working the panels side by side, as I need them to flow from one to the other, almost as if they are reaching out to join, (another metaphor?) I also want them to be able to stand alone, be similar yet separate, thereby giving more options.
1st image, close up of layers 2nd image you can see the two panels side by side.
I have had to move out of inner studio, to larger space until I have got all layers fixed, fun and games.