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Monday, 18 July 2011

Hermeticism Begins At Home

Alembic K Howell 2005 Mixed Media 14 cm x 21 cm
     Aristotle says Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. This is a bit extreme, but I'm happy to err on the side of the feral. Solitude is the necessary furnace for creativity.
     But having attended an exhibition of student's work this week, and then another put together by friends on the weekend, I was reminded of the importance of the exhibition process. Gathering work and people together and generating dialogue is a brilliant thing. 
     It's wonderful to see work you've viewed in progress or new work emerging from familiar hands carefully presented for public perusal and enjoyment. Somehow the whole event is more enjoyable when it's not your work on display. 
     Back to my messy alembic of a work space and the entrails of my rewrite.


  1. so true re following and then participating in the culmination of another artist's process when you have an intimate connection to them and their work-and yes- stress free fun happy openings!

  2. The wine has flavour and people speak a language you understand when it's not your work on the walls. Absolutely.