I always like to try to create something a little bit different with my Art, not really different, like mad and wacky. I don’t really do mad and wacky, it’s not really me, but something with a little twist to it, something that makes you step back and think hmmm for a few minutes trying to decide whether it is to your artistic liking or not.
I don’t want to completely distract from my depictions of 3d birds and eggs, because that is what I want viewers to appreciate the most. But I guess my art is a reflection of me as a person and I find that is the case generally with Artists, I’m not the tortured type that likes to disembody things then put them in pretty settings, designed to lead you into a false sense of security then when you get there you go “what the…”
yeah it can work for some. Lots of well known Artists employ that tactic and it works well for them. but it’s not me.
Tracey Emin likes to lead you into a pretty tent with all the names of her ex lovers written on it… not what you really expect in a tent is it? But with me I think you can pretty much see where you are going with things right from the start, but with a gentle not unpleasant twist that just gives you enough food for thought so you don’t immediately think yeah ‘got it’.
I personally think real life has already enough startling images to shock you on a regular basis, you just need to turn on the TV without having to turn to Art for more shock value. But some people like that and who am I to judge anyway.
So I guess my Art can be compared to a gentle meander down a country lane on a summers day, you think everything is in order with the world. The wildlife is where it should be and what it should be. You are comfortable and at peace and nothing is too taxing for the mind, then you get to the end of your meander down the picturesque country lane and turn the corner. Behind the trees in the long grass in the field in front of you is a Zebra, it appears to be a tame one. Now you was not expecting that.
You wonder how it got there, why it is there, where it came from? But ultimately everything still seems quite wonderful to you, if a little quirky and you can continue on your way with a little smile on your face and a question in your head. An interesting walk, you may come this way again to see what is in that field.
Tell me what you think of my new work I would love to hear your feedback.