Painting onto canvas can be an incredibly limiting presumption about our creativity, which we get caught in early on…
Using shop-bought materials for our art, particularly for surfaces is a form of colonisation of our immense creative potential. Myriad, meaningful surfaces are in fact all around us – and often freely available.
When we begin using materials that we find around us, we develop a solid foundation of relationship and depth of story within our work, which can be a missing link, when we use something prefabricated industrially.
Using found materials makes our work more unique, and more specific to our place and time. It might also make our work more relevant, more connected, more interconnected; give it a place in the world different from that of a image painted on a manufactured surface. http://www.claregalloway.comTweet
It’s not about ‘good’ or ‘bad’, ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, but about the effect on the world, on multiple levels, that radiates outwards from our creating and creations. Listen to the podcast, to hear more…
Go to Vacation With An Artist to learn how you can visit Guardia Sanframondi in Italy, and work side by side with me in my studio.
Blessings on your day, and on your creative expansion into the divinity of life,