It is quite a daunting prospect when starting anything new, a new project a new drawing, the whiteness off the paper or walls in my case. Especially with the thought of having to show my work and the tight deadline. Half of me wants to rush in and get started, so at least I have some work done, ok it might be a mess but at least I’d have something to show. While the other half, I’m not sure if its through fear of making a mess or procrastinating wants to wait. To make a detailed plan with an tight antennary down to the last second, but that wouldn’t help and is not what this residency is about, It’s about having an idea and letting it develop in a new space.
My idea, learning how to see through drawing, which put you in the present moment and focuses the mind, has come from my work.
I spent day two getting organised, going through my old work and seeing strands of how it’s all connected and future things I’d like to develop, and how I have come to this, my idea that I want to explore.
More about this can be found here.