Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Banana kiss update
I've been working on several pieces at once, as I usually do, as well as putting together a new artist statement. There are so many things going on in my head, if one could see inside it would consist of many rooms all filled with activity and new projects being plunked down on the table in each room sometimes before the first has even gotten underway.
And for me, that's pretty much the norm. I sometimes wonder if other creative people's mind work similarly, then another thought comes in and moves the first away for later.
Last night and early this morning I started adding some colour to the drawing that I did on Sunday. Its fairly basic values right now but will start getting some form soon. This is the banana flavour of this brand of candy, not a flavour I like and the colour of the candy inside the wrapper is about the same colour as the wrapper itself. An unwrapped candy is yet another piece in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, I'm still printing fish as and when I get them. Later this month the food fishery starts so I will be able to access some whole cod. Yes, on this island, we receive permission from the government for a week or two a year to go catch a fish that has been one of the world's staples for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. No, I won't get into that debate now. Its long and heated.
I also have a side series of fish images in oils on fairly large canvasses. One down, two or three to go. I will be setting a date and venue for the workshop I have planned for gyotaku in the spring. Yes it seems a long way off, but time flies by and I want to have the basics in place so its one less thing to think about.