I abandoned a print day for the outdoors and inspiration. Knowing I want to combine print, stitch (which I feel is just another drawing tool) and paint, I have spent freezing hours, out any time the weather permits. I have been hailed on, rained on and snowed on. This has led me to many knew ideas and work.
I've also spent a lot of time in the library absorbing knowledge and preparing for new media. I've enjoyed watching DVD's about some of my favourite Artists and am thrilled that I share many common ideals and thoughts- John Piper, Rauschenberg and Kurt jackson. I have looked at Lyonel Feininger for simplicity of shape, form and I have so enjoyed the process-drawing, recording, research, and develpoment.
Knowing I want to combine print, stitch (which I feel is just another drawing tool) and paint and that I want to work in glass and ceramics I have been finding new inspiration. I love torn edges, natural and soft against sharp, exact man made.
I've worked over my printed blocks woth the man made arch of old railway architecture. The Arch which is described as majestic, celestial and strong. In the dictionary it is described as an ancient method of construction. This suggests longevity.