So I’ve been rediscovering the world of my GCSE through to Uni Artwork. It certainly tells a story. I’ve always held on to my work, many times over the years I have considered destroying the lot.
I would encourage people to let go of their work as it is created, and especially for myself now, because I believe it is holding me back. However, I also look upon it as a time capsule. Much of this work I created before my brain haemorrhage; when I was told by my Neuro-surgeon that I may never be creative again, I took it quite literally to heart. I felt bereft and for many of the early years of my recovery during Art School I didn’t believe I’d ever be as good as I was at A-level. And so it’s like letting go of a part of myself, that I believed lost all those years ago.
A lot has happened since and I don’t have the capacity to hold on to it anymore. So, in order to move on, I would like to create a book, chapters as project’s, interspersed with some of the poetry I have written over the years and some of my favourite quotes and reflections in relation to all that has come to pass.
To make this a reality, I need to raise some capital, so I’m looking at ‘auctioning off’ nearly all my works to the highest bidder. I originally thought as one lot, but I’m guessing that is less favourable, so I will arrange it in themes. Life drawings; GCSE/A-Level; Foundation work; University Project Briefs x y z. That kind of thing.
(And as a little teaser) This is one of my Foundation Briefs in Printmaking – Identity.
Watch this space, or if you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch…