In the chilly grey winter days of February, how nice to dream a while of the sun and sea of the south Italy coast.
On a recent visit to LA I visited some old sculptures which have traveled very far. This started me thinking about sculptures on the road…
Art must open out and fill our hearts, whether with emotions, thought or spirit.
Rarely rarely comest thou, O Spirit of Delight – and believes in livening us up rather than dragging us down. Philosophy of letter forms or not, it matters little.
I felt that massive great sculptures had much less sense of space than the illusion of space in a painting. And they even change very little as you walk around them.
There are many stories of artist friends throughout history. Most of them were pretty edgy by all accounts – maybe even more like rivalry than friendship. Gauguin and van Gogh argued fiercely in the famous ‘yellow house’.
If the purpose of a sculpture is a celebration of art, then why not a celebration of all creativity?
If it is the creative artist who is to be the named author and the hero of his own public art, then maybe the real hero of these works is creativity itself.
I grew up on animated cartoons – my favourite was Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger. I thought I wanted to be an animator, working for an animation company making cartoons. But then I went to art school and discovered painting and sculpture. No comparison. Instead of being a cog in a factory it was…
Things I Learned Unity in Diversity The exhibition at Nunhead Corner Gallery ended up being an intense learning experience. Not just in getting over my inhibitions about showing the full range of my work, but also beginning to see the underlying unity across so many techniques and approaches. There seemed to be a thread connecting…