|We Know That Light, pastel on altered book pages, 44 x 35cm (framed)|
based on drawing in sketchbook of Preble Beach, Cranberry Isles, Maine.
|Bring Back the Golden Days,pastel on altered book pages, 44 x 35cm (framed)|
drawn on site outside Ware House, Cranberry Isles, Maine.
I am submitting for the Discerning eye open exhibition again this year. I have never got my work accepted, I believe I have submitted four times. Above are the two pieces I selected and will carry down to London o Friday.
Here are the rules:
As you will notice, there are no particular rules about what to submit. the exhibition has a particular way of selecting work and usually I google the selectors and think about them when I choose what to submit. this year I have only just done that.
I'm submitting two pieces because I think a pair is stronger than a single and although I agree with 'art tax' and don't object to paying to enter, I think it can be a bit like being a gambler… it's easy to add ad believe you will have a better chance with more. Because I am exploring opened books at the moment, I hoped I would make two of these for the exhibition. I haven't had much time lately but time pressure can be useful.
Having looked at the selectors… I think I might have chosen a different strand of my work… Below are the three opened books that I didn't choose. Wish me luck! I've already booked my train down to collect unaccepted work so don't fret on my behalf, though.
|The Gathering Storm, pastel on altered book pages|
Based on drawings made in Kenya
|Lost in the Woods, pastel on altered book pages|
drawings made in the Rockefeller Gardens, Mount Desert Island
|Britains Structure and Scenery, pastel on altered book pages|
drawings made on IBBAS paintout