Thursday, April 19, 2007
Someone asked me WHY? Why art?
I once described it, being an artist, as being some sort of affliction, the compulsion to create is so strong and consumes my mind constantly, it seems to feed from itself.
I can get quite irritable if I don’t create and develop the ideas that float around in my head. My sketchbook / ideas / workbook helps to concretise these thoughts, partly so I can’t forget them and to free up thinking space in my head. They are also a good record of what I am doing, my artistic process is important to me. A Diarist may have similar ideas. I remember disliking having to create a sketch book at Art College, having to follow a syllabus isn’t the same as recording free flowing thoughts and ideas.
When I am creating a piece of art words come to my mind which connect with the thing I am doing.
SIX WAVES, created on the riverside at spurn prompted these words:-
WAVES RHYTHM FLOWING TIDELINE SHORELINE PATTERN BEATING LIFE PULSE LINE CLEAN SIMPLE WATER SEA RIVER DRIFTING APART RIPPLE
Posted by martin waters at 9:00 AM
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Met a friend, had a bit of a walk.
The road is still closed to the public, but they are in the process of mending it again, horray, thankyou!
All my other pieces have been washed away, a clean canvas awaits.
The process of creation and destruction is indicative of life itself and echoes in the landscape around me.
Posted by martin waters at 10:00 AM
Road is open, but perhaps not for long, there are not enough passing places and people will get stuck or scratch their cars, don't we love this world of litigation, its ok to invade other countries lots of people dying but trip over a paving stone and we find someone to punish.
Sorry i'm going off on one.
Its a great day today, sun is hot with just a little breeze, perfect!
I made several pieces today, spirals, waves and a self image.
Posted by martin waters at 9:04 AM