Monday, 26 August 2013

A happy accident...

Sometimes some of the best work comes from accidents or mistakes. Accidents and mistakes often happen at the worst of times (such as just before an exhibition), and although they are stressful at the time, they can actually help take the work in a new direction and open up more possibilities and ideas.

I came across a problem today as one of my batches of casts has completely dried out and some of the layers have separated from each other.


The top layer separated from the other layers, leaving this kind of frame.


Ongoing work arising from a happy accident!


Ongoing work arising from a happy accident!


Ongoing work arising from a happy accident!


Paintings are often displayed in frames, but in this case the frame / edge becomes the work!


This is something I want to work my with - perhaps creating large scale versions, rather like doors. At the moment I am busy getting ready for the exhibition in Motherwell which I am hanging on Wednesday, and so I will need to store the idea until an appropriate time.

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