These tablets have moved into another phase. I was always conscious of how conceptual this process was. It was quite slow and I am subsequently less inclined to go mad with flourish,gestural stokes and colour. Some patience and persistence has been required. There was disappointment when I got to the place I had thought/imagined and projected, some moment when all my efforts would coalesce into ‘finished art’. Then, needless to say, it changed and moved on and became alive again in a new phase. Now I can’t remember what I had originally planned or if this is just the process manifesting itself. In there somewhere is me experiencing the work as it unfolds and becomes itself.
Copper wire grid definitively felt like it saved my skin. I had considered breaking the tiles into pieces and glue and paint and worse.. Gruesome carnage. there were a few wild experiments before it/I settled down and allowed the work to breath. It became more 3 dimensional, more layers/loading and with that some tension appeared in the work.
In my head all these pieces join up into a motif of sorts, some recurring themes and processes. I’m happy with that finding the experience deeply reassuring and accessible