Well, here is the final expression of those torn and battered books. I have enjoyed bringing this piece to life in so many ways.
Developing up an artwork or piece is such a journey. Oftentimes it starts with this idea, then wanders over there, comes back to the original but with a twist, or takes an even longer detour and finishes up well off the map.
I would love to be able represent the thought/idea to realisation journey in a graphic or visual manner sometimes. Mine would be most often be a messy doodle; with the occasional and rare straight-ish line. I think that creativity often feels like a leaf or a tree - with bifurcations taking you off to here, choices and decisions taking you off there, each branching moving you a little bit further away from what you originally intended.
At other times; it's just like everything falls into place and it goes from A to B without a hitch!
This piece fall somewhere between a straight line and completely off the original map. The final piece holds to my original vision, but needed a few adjustments and detours along the way.
It is called "Learning my Lines" and is part of our Light and Lines exhibition which opened at Hand Held Gallery in Melbourne on Thursday night.
You can now see why we were playing with the metal strapping last weekend!
I was really, really happy with the way this worked out and have lots of ideas to pursue along these lines. Sometimes it just feels like you got it right. For me, this is one of them. Contented sigh.